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Jeppesen Terminal

Jeppesen Terminal at DEN features 2.6 million square feet of space and includes passenger ticketing, baggage claim, ground transportation, international arrivals, shops and restaurants, office areas and the TSA security checkpoints.

Jeppesen Terminal’s internationally recognized peaked roof, designed by Fentress Bradburn Architects, is reflective of snow-capped mountains and evokes the early history of Colorado when Native American teepees were located across the Great Plains.


Understanding Levels 4, 5 and 6

DEN’s Jeppesen Terminal is the airport’s only terminal. It’s a huge structure with 2.6 million square feet of space, covered by a 240,000 square foot tent roof. Here’s a description of what’s on each public level to help you find your way.

Level 4 is Used for Passenger Pick-up

It is located one level below the baggage claims. You can access Level 4 via handy elevators, escalators and even by stairs for the more-adventurous travelers.

It’s good to remember that even-numbered doors are on the west side of the Jeppesen Terminal and odd-numbered doors are on the east side.

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Level 5

Level 5 is where you’ll find the South Security Checkpoint, baggage carousels, taxi cabs, ride share services and rental car and hotel shuttles. It’s also where you’ll access the Westin Denver International Airport and the escalator that takes you to RTD buses and trains.

Baggage carousels, numbers 1 – 9, are found on the east side of the Terminal. Numbers 10 – 19 are found on the west side.

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Level 6

Level 6 is where you’ll find airline check-in, baggage check and access to the Bridge and West security screening areas.

For many travelers, Level 6 is where their journey through DEN begins. It’s where you’ll check your bags and confer with your airline prior to boarding.

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Dropping off and Picking Up

Passengers arrive at Jeppesen Terminal via Peña Boulevard, the airport roadway. The roadway divides to Terminal West and Terminal East but also separates into three traffic levels for greater convenience and less traffic congestion:

Arrivals: Level 4

Personal passenger pick-ups are located on Level 4 – take an elevator or escalator down from Baggage Claim

Commercial Vehicles: Level 5

Drop-off and pick-up lanes for taxis, car rental vans, shuttles, buses, limousines, Uber and Lyft passengers

Departures: Level 6

Departing passengers, curbside baggage check-in and airline ticketing

Train to the Gates

The Train to the Gates (or the Automated Guideway Transit System) connects Jeppesen Terminal and all three DEN concourses.

After security screening at the South or West checkpoints, passengers are directed to the Train to the Gates. The train trip from the Terminal to C Gates is less than ten minutes. Train stations are located in the center of each concourse. Signs will direct you.

Gates A, B and C

Denver International Airport has three concourses (Gates A, B and C) beyond security screening that provide access to the airline gates. Electric carts are available to transport elderly or disabled passengers to airline gates.

The quickest route to A Gates is via Bridge Security on Level 6

Airlines located on A Gates are accessible by train from Jeppesen Terminal or by the passenger bridge, a unique walkway that spans a taxiway. The passenger bridge offers a closeup view of airplanes as they move to their gates. A Concourse contains gates A26 through A87.

All international flights arrive at A Gates

Dine-Shop-Relax Options in A

If your boarding pass shows a “B Gate” you should make your way to the B Gates on DEN’s train to the gates.

DEN’s B Gates feature a variety of restaurants and concessions. You can even gaze at Colorado’s Front Range from an outdoor deck on the western end of the B Gates.

In addition to Men’s and Women’s restrooms, you’ll find family restrooms, pet relief areas and nursing rooms.

Dine-Shop-Relax Options on B Gates

If your boarding pass shows a “C Gate” you should make your way to the C Gates on DEN’s train to the gates.

DEN’s C Gates feature a variety of restaurants and concessions. You can stroll outside on the eastern end of the C Gates.

In addition to Men’s and Women’s restrooms, you’ll find family restrooms, pet relief areas and nursing rooms.

Dine-Shop-Relax Options on C Gates

Runways at DEN

DEN has one of the most efficient runway layouts in the United States, with six, non-intersecting runways

  • Five runways measure 12,000 feet in length
  • One runway (16R/34L) measures 16,000 feet – more than three miles long and the longest commercial runway in North America
  • Because of Denver’s high elevation and summer heat, this extra length often is needed for departures
  • With 52.38 square miles (135.66 square kilometers) of land, DEN is one of the few major U.S. airports with room to expand its current facilities to accommodate future growth
  • DEN has capacity for six additional runways, for a total of 12

DEN Airfield

The airfield is divided between the east and west sides

  • The airfield contains a total of about 6 million square yards of concrete among 15,000 individual concrete panels
  • The average panel size is about 20 square feet
  • The airport has a comprehensive airfield pavement management system that tracks the lifespan for each of these panels, resulting in the ability to replace individual panels rather than entire areas of the airfield at once

DEN’s Award-winning Snow Program

DEN’s Snow Program is one of the best in the world and has frequently been recognized by the industry and its peers for excellence.


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