How long does it take to get through DIA security lines? What are the current DIA wait times? How busy is Denver Airport right now? Find out below!
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|⬆️ North Checkpoint||Open 4am to 7.45pm|
|⬇️ South Checkpoint||Open 24/7|
|🇦 A-Bridge Checkpoint||Open approx 4.30am to 5.45pm|
Denver International (Denver, CO)
13 minutes and 36 seconds
TSA Precheck Lanes: Available
- A Bridge CheckpointClosed
- North CheckpointOpen
- South CheckpointOpen
Estimated Wait Times For Today
* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.
The general consensus is that you should arrive at DIA no later than 3 hours before your flight if traveling internationally, or 2 hours if your flight is domestic. In recent years the security waits at DIA have at times been horrendous, although this is usually restricted to very busy periods. The recent 2023 Memorial Day weekend appears to have been troublesome again for many travelers with social media full of anger and frustration about the amount of time to get processed.Part of the issue is that DIA flight and passenger numbers have rebounded back from the Covid better than any other major airport in the US, whilst labor shortages at the airport, for example shuttle drivers, combined with general infrastructure issues not suited to the volume of passengers that now fly out of Denver adds up to a bad combination for travelers. It’s hard to imagine but Denver International Airport has only been operating since 1995 and its passenger growth has been enormous.
The good news is there are long term infrastructure and construction projects planned to try and facilitate a better user experience for the growing number of passengers.
For further information on DIA security wait times, TSA, carry on bag screening and REAl ID visit https://www.flydenver.com/security