DIA TSA Security Wait Times

How long does it take to get through DIA security lines?  What are the current DIA wait times? Find out below!

Denver International (Denver, CO)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints at Denver International should anticipate waiting on average for:
9 minutes

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Terminal MAIN

  • A Bridge CheckpointClosed
  • North CheckpointOpen
  • South CheckpointOpen

Estimated Wait Times For Today

4 am - 5 am
10 m

5 am - 6 am
29 m

6 am - 7 am
10 m

7 am - 8 am
14 m

8 am - 9 am
9 m

9 am - 10 am
16 m

10 am - 11 am
7 m

11 am - 12 pm
11 m

12 pm - 1 pm
9 m

1 pm - 2 pm
5 m

2 pm - 3 pm
17 m

3 pm - 4 pm
4 m

4 pm - 5 pm
7 m

5 pm - 6 pm
15 m

6 pm - 7 pm
14 m

7 pm - 8 pm
2 m

8 pm - 9 pm
23 m

9 pm - 10 pm
15 m

10 pm - 11 pm
7 m

11 pm - 12 am
20 m

* 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 travelling internationally, or 2 hours if your flight is domestic. In reality, so long as you check your flight status and road conditions in plenty of time before you leave for the airport you can shave off some minutes to avoid sitting around at the airport (at your own risk!)
You can view which PreCheck lanes are currently opening using the table above. There are currently 3 Denver Airport security lanes; the Bridge, North and South checkpoints. If you haven't already, going TSA PreCheck will greatly reduce your DIA wait times. You can find out more and enrol here https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
Date from the US Customs and Border Protection shows that DIA security wait times for non-US citizens arriving in Denver is actually pretty good for a large airport with line wait times of an hour or more being the exception rather than the norm. How long you will spend in line can vary a lot with the time of day and the number of arriving flights within a narrow window being the main contributing factors.

For further information on DIA security wait times, TSA, carry on bag screening and REAl ID visit https://www.flydenver.com/security