How to use Next Ride

Getting where you want to go just got easier with RTD’s new Next Ride feature. Now you can quickly get next scheduled departure times from your stop, 24-hours a day, seven days a week by calling or visiting online.

Call Next Ride

Rider using next ride on mobile device

You can also access Next Ride by calling 303.299.6000. Use your five-digit stop number and follow the prompts to receive the next scheduled departures from your stop.

If multiple routes serve your stop, you will be prompted to select your route and the automated system will provide your specific route’s next scheduled departure times.

Want to speak to a live representative? A live representative is available during Customer Care hours, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Call Next Ride

You can quickly find departure times from your favorite stops the next time you call our automated system at 303.299.6000, just by setting your preferences.

Note: you must know the five-digit stop number at your specific stop before setting your preferences. You can find the stop number on bus stop signs, shelter boards at rail stations, and online on Next Ride or the system map.

To set up your preferences:

If you are a first-time user:
  • Create a new account
  • Receive an email and follow the link provided to sign in and set up your favorite stops
  1. Start by adding your phone numbers to your account in the Profile tab
  2. Add New Stop in the Stops tab and follow the step-by-step instructions provided

And you’re done!

Next time you call Next Ride, the automated system will recognize your phone number and provide the next scheduled departures up to 90 minutes of the time you entered. For scheduled departures outside of the 90 minutes timeframe, we recommend you add a new stop with the same stop number and a new preferred time.

Try Next Ride Online

Next Ride is also available here on rtd-denver.com in the toolbar menu. Quickly look up the next scheduled departures by entering a stop, station, Park-n-Ride, or Transfer Center. Or find nearby stops using your current location.