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About Colorado Springs Municipal - Colorado Springs Airport

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is the second busiest airport in the state of Colorado in the United States of America and opened in 1927 as a small airport with two gravel runways. The first terminal building at the airport was built in 1942 and it was used by the American army during the Second World War. After the war, the airport was free of military activities, so started to operate commercial flights again. In 1966, a new terminal building was opened and in 1980, expansion work was carried out. To replace of the old terminal buildings at the airport, in 1994, a new three-storey terminal building with a modern look was constructed. The American army is authorised to use Colorado Springs Municipal Airport for military purposes when needed. The airports annual passenger statistics are 130 thousand people.

Getting to the City Center from Colorado Springs Municipal - Colorado Springs Airport

Colorado Springs Airport is not too far from the city centre and you can choose from many alternatives such as taxis, buses, shuttles, limousines or carsharing vehicles to get to the city centre from the airport. You can take one of the cosy taxis waiting in front of the airport at any time of the day to travel to city centre directly or enjoy a cost-effective ride by traveling with crowded groups by shuttles or shared-use vehicles. If you would like to rent a luxury vehicle to travel to city centre from the airport, you can choose between many limo rental companies serving at the airport. There are also shuttle services available for passengers who want to travel to city centre or ski resorts.

Another alternative at the airport is carsharing companies such as Lyft. By downloading the required application on your mobile phone, you can call one of the vehicles nearby. You can also consider renting a car from many international rent-a-car companies located at the airport as an alternative to all these transfer vehicles. Rent-a-car companies are open for business for most of the day. Compared to other alternatives, renting a car provides you the opportunity to travel easily within the city centre or vicinity with no time or route restrictions.

Buses

Buses would be one of the first choices if you wish to use public transportation to travel to city centre. You can contact the Gray Line buses which transport passengers to city centre or nearby settlements by calling (719) 633-1181 or (800) 345-8197 to get information you may need such as bus routes or departure times. For the Ramblin Express Charter buses you can call (719) 590-8687 or (800) 772-6254. You can buy tickets before getting on the bus for an economic and fast journey. You can get information about bus departure points stationed outside the terminal or other matters you wish to know about by contacting the information desks at the airport.

Limousines

Limousines are also a popular vehicle of transportation for traveling to city centre from the Colorado Springs Airport. Limousines, driven by chauffeurs, take passengers from the gates of airport terminal and bring them anywhere in the city centre swiftly. To contact and make reservation you can call (719) 661-1476 for Along Came Carol Concierge Services, (303) 731-3300 for American Eagle Limousine and Car Service, 694-5200 or (855) 757-7433 for Awesome Ride Service, (719) 243-3365 or (888) 602-5014 for A Ride In Luxury, (719) 510-6319 for Colorado Travel Solutions, LLC, (719) 499-3481 for Dan's Towne Car Service, (719) 634-8119 DDG Classic Limousines or (303) 577-7600 or (877) 777-9890 for Hermes Worldwide Transportation. There are also other alternative limousine rental companies you can find at or around the airport. If you decide to rent a limousine when you land at the airport, you can go to information desks in the terminal to get relevant support. Your rental vehicle will be ready in minutes.

Shuttles

Passengers who need a large vehicle with a higher passenger capacity when traveling to city centre from the airport may consider renting a shuttle. To contact and make reservation for the shuttle companies that provide shuttle services on this route, you can call (719) 243-3365 or (888) 602-5014 for A Ride In Luxury, (719) 687-3456 or (877) 587-3456 for Colorado Springs Shuttle, 719) 237-2646 or Front Range Shuttle, (719) 633-1181or (800) 345-8197 for Gray Line, 719) 590-8687 or (800) 772-6254 for Ramblin Express and (719) 362-6332 for Rocky Mountain Ride.

Ski Resort Shuttles

For a fast and comfortable trip, you can contact and make reservation for the shuttles that carry passengers to the ski resorts around the airport by calling (719) 687-3456 or (877) 587-3456 for Colorado Springs Shuttle or (719) 362-6332 for Rocky Mountain Ride, which serves on the same route.

Hotel Shuttles

Hotels located nearby Colorado Springs Airport such as Radisson Inn/Airport, Holiday Inn Express-Airport, Holiday Inn Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Airport, Hampton Inn, DoubleTree Colorado Springs, Hotel Elegante' Conference & Event Center, Comfort Inn/Airport, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak or Cheyenne Mountain Resort provide shuttle services from airport for their customers. Some of the hotels offer shuttle services for no charge, while some may charge you for it. If you wish to use shuttles for traveling to your hotel, you can learn the departure times and fees if required by giving your flight information to your hotel.

Taxis

There are several taxi companies serving at the Colorado Springs Airport. Taxi fares do not differ much between the companies. If you wish to know about taxi fares or call a taxi, you can contact Pikes Peak Cab LLC by calling (719) 888-9000, Springs Cab by calling (719) 444-8989 or (719) 444-8686, Yellow Cab by calling (719) 777-7777. Traveling by taxi is quite comfortable and convenient as they take you from terminals and bring you to your destination in the city centre. If your luggages are too many and heavy, you can also consider using alternative services such as Lyft, which provides larger vehicles.

Lyft

Lyft, like Uber, offers carsharing services and it is one of the most convenient ways to travel from Colorado Springs Airport to the city centre for passengers. By making your reservation in advance, you will be able to take a Lyft vehicle which will be ready at your landing time from a determined location outside the incoming passenger terminal. If you wish to use Lyft when you land at the airport, you can download the application on your phone before leaving the terminal and continue your journey non-stop by calling an available vehicle nearby. Lyft drivers usually have knowledge of specific locations and routes of the city; however, you will have a better chance of finding your way around by taking a map and directions to your destination with you.

Rent-a-Car

You will find the rent-a-car offices next to the luggage claim point at the Colorado Springs Airport. There are many international rent-a-car companies such as AVIS, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, National, Dollar and Hertz to choose from. If you wish to speed up the renting procedure, you can contact and make reservation by calling (719) 574-8579 for Alamo, (800) 327-9633 for National, (719) 596-2751 for AVIS, (719) 597-1271 or (800) 527-0700 for Budget, (719) 591-6644 or (800) 736-8222 for Enterprise, (719) 596-1863 for Hertz and (800) 654-3131 for Dollar.

Last Updated: 31 May 2017
Getting to Colorado Springs Municipal - Colorado Springs Airport from the City Center

Passengers who wish to travel in direction to the Colorado Springs Airport from the city centre, which is not far from the airport, may choose from alternatives fitting for different needs and budgets such as buses, limousines, taxis, Lyft vehicles, ski resort shuttles or rental cars. Taxis are one of the most convenient ways to travel to airport from the city centre. If you do not prefer taxis or wish to make a more affordable journey, you can take the buses that depart from city centre and goes directly to the airport, you can rent a limousine for a luxurious and comfortable journey, you can use shuttle services which are usually favoured by crowded groups or you can rent a car to the airport. You can also use the ski resort shuttles which are available on certain periods and hours if you need to travel to the airport from the ski resorts nearby.

Buses

You can travel to the Colorado Springs Airport terminal from various locations in the city centre by taking the Gray Line or Ramblin Express buses. Buses are one of the most affordable alternatives to get to the airport and even though they are not as fast as taxis or rental cars, they still provide a fast way to travel. But remember that first you need to go to the bus stops in the city centre in order to take the buses traveling in direction to the airport. You can walk to the bus stops if you are close or may take taxi to the bus stops then transfer to the buses going in direction to the Colorado Springs Airport.

Limousines

Many limousine rental companies located in the city centre or around the airport provide the most luxurious way to get to the Colorado Springs Airport. Limousines, driven by chauffeurs, pick you up from wherever you wish in the city centre and bring you to the airport terminals after a fast and pleasant journey. Limousines may cost more than the other alternatives, but considering the luxury and comfort these vehicles offer, you can be at the airport after a most exclusive journey.

Shuttles

Many shuttle companies in the Colorado Springs city centre such as A Ride In Luxury, Colorado Springs Shuttle, Range Shuttle, Gray Line, Ramblin Express and Rocky Mountain Ride provide passengers a fast and affordable way to travel to the airport. Shuttles are quite favourable for passengers who wish to travel in a crowded group. You can make reservation for the shuttles by phone or on the internet and take them from specified locations in the city centre or  from wherever you are in the city, by informing your address in advance. You can still use shuttle services if you need to travel to the airport from a distant location to the city centre but in this case you may need to pay additional fees.

Hotel Shuttles

Some of the hotels in the city centre offer free or low-cost shuttle services to the airport from the city centre. You can get information of  your hotel’s shuttle service by contacting them before your departure. Hotel shuttles, just like taxis or private cars, provide passengers the opportunity to carry their luggages easily. The biggest advantage of the hotel shuttles is that they take their passengers to the airport terminals without needing to transfer to another vehicle.

Ski Resort Shuttles

You can travel to airport from the ski resorts around the city by using the Colorado Springs Shuttle or Rocky Mountain Ride shuttle services  throughout the season. You can get information about the daily shuttle services and make reservation if necessary by calling (719) 687-3456 or (877) 587-3456 in advance.

Taxis

Taxis, which can be found anywhere in the city centre, are one of the most convenient ways to travel to the Colorado Springs Airport. There are different taxi companies in the city but the services they offer and the taxi fares are usually similar. You can call a taxi to your location by calling (719) 888-9000 for Pikes Peak Cab LLC.

You can also contact the other taxi companies such as Springs Cab or Yellow Cab in Colorado Springs or hail a taxi on the streets or ask your hotel to find you one. Drivers demand what is on the taximeter for the fare, however,  by talking to the driver in advance you can offer paying a fixed fare. You can also consider sharing the taxi with other passengers traveling to the airport from your hotel and pay less if you do not have too many luggages.

Lyft

You can travel to the Colorado Springs Airport both comfortable and affordable by using Lyft, a carsharing service application used in many cities in the world. To call a Lyft vehicle you must first download the application on your mobile phone. If your vehicle does not show up for a while you can contact the driver to get information or search for another one.

Rent-a-car

You have a lot of options  if you wish to rent a car in Colorado Springs or vicinity. There are many companies to choose from such as AVIS, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar or Alamo. You can rent a car in the city centre and when you get to the terminals, you can notify the rental office and deliver your car to the company at the airport entrance. Renting a car is a great way to see the natural and historical beauties around the city and then travel to the airport. But if you are going to stay in the city for one or two days, you may prefer buses, taxis or carsharing services for a more affordable journey.

Airport Information

Colorado Springs Airport offers many possibilities to its visitors for a comfortable and pleasant trip. Passengers may shop while waiting for their  flight at the large lounges  or spend time by trying Colorado Springs cuisine at the airport. If you wish to learn about the history or day-to-day operations of the airport, you can join one of the guided tours held for visitors.

You can use free wireless internet access at the airport terminal if you need to connect to internet on your phone or computer.

You can try and enjoy different tastes of the country and the world at places open from early morning hours till the evening  such as Novo Coffee, Mountain Vista Grille & Bar, Pikes Perk, Bristol Brewing Company, Quiznos, Pizza Hut Express or Jet Box Market.

If you wish to buy Colorado Springs themed souvenirs, books, magazines or newspapers  you can shop at the stores such as The Springs Marketplace, CNBC Store or The Peaks Travelmart. Airport’s 5000 vehicle capacity parking lot provides passengers the opportunity of easy parking. You can leave your car at the parking lot for a few hours or for a day, and if you need to make a long term parking you can contact the parking lot staff for subscription options.

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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