Taking the Bus
We recommend that Central Jazz festivarians take the bus whenever possible. Check out the shuttle options below:
FROM: ARVADA / THORNTON
Ace Express offers two casino bus pick-up locations in the Denver Metro area, both running 24/7. Online and mobile app tickets are now available! Tickets may also be purchased from the bus drivers using exact cash. Round-trip tickets are $20 in the mobile app and online, or $25 cash walk-up.
Routes leave from Arvada every hour starting at 4:45am until 3:15am and returning from Central City starting at 6:15am until 4:30am. Check out the schedule here.
Routes leave from Thornton every hour starting at 6:15am until 10:15pm and return from Central City starting at 6:15am until 12:15am. Check out the schedule here.
FROM: AURORA / DENVER / LAKEWOOD
Casino Shuttle leaves from Aurora/East Denver every hour starting at 4:15AM until 2:15AM, and from the Grand Z or Johnny Z’s in Central City starting at 6:15am until 2:15am, 7 days a week. Tickets are $25 online in advance or $30 cash only to driver. Check out the schedule here.
Casino Shuttle leaves from Lakewood/West Denver every hour starting at 5AM until 1AM, and leaves the Grand Z or Johnny Z’s in Central City starting at 6:15AM every hour until 2:15AM. Tickets are $20 online in advance or $25 cash only to the driver. Check out the schedule here.
If you’re coming from Downtown Denver, take the RTD Light Rail W Line from Union Station to RTD Federal Center Station. Check out the schedule here.
If you’re staying at the Grand Z, check out how using the bus service rewards you in chips!
Driving to Central City
There will be FREE parking options that all incoming cars will be directed toward upon arrival to the festival. We would highly encourage you to carpool with friends as much as possible and please DO NOT DRIVE IF YOU INTEND TO DRINK ALCOHOL.
From Denver: 38.1 miles West on 1-70 to the Central City Parkway
From Boulder: 36.3 miles on CO-93 North
From Nederland: 19.6 miles on CO-119
From Summit County: 53 miles East on 1-70