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Sacramento-Denver Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Sacramento to Denver. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Denver usually takes around 30 hours and 29 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance887 mi (1427 km)
Fastest train30h 29m
Lowest price$137.61
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Sacramento to Denver?

In the last month, C$148.30 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Denver, CO. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$63.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Sacramento to Denver by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$141 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Sacramento to Denver in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$197 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$244$195$146$97$493020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Denver from Sacramento will be about C$63.01 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Denver?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Denver, Colorado. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr11d 6h 29m$175.06

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Denver during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Denver?

The distance between Sacramento and Denver is approximately 887 miles, or 1427 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 30 hours and 29 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Sacramento to Denver are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Sacramento at 11:00am and arrives in Denver around 30 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Sacramento to Denver?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Denver with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Denver to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Denver for $219.19.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Sacramento.

Where is the train station in Denver?

Arrival stations

Denver has one train station.

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