Cheap Denver to Chicago  train tickets

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How much are Denver to Chicago train tickets?

Lowest Price$130.24
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Amtrak California Zephyr
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Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak California Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
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How to buy cheap train tickets from Denver to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Denver to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Denver to Chicago was $206.69. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $87.14 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from Denver to Chicago ? What is the distance between Denver to Chicago ?

The distance between Denver to Chicago is 918.72 miles or 1478.16 km. A train trip from Denver to Chicago typically takes 31 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak California Zephyr. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 18 hours and 40 minutes to get from Denver to Chicago.

Going from Denver to Chicago by train takes over 31 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Monday trains from Denver to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Denver to Chicago

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Denver to Chicago, usually offering 2 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Denver to Chicago, which start at $91.70.

Denver to Chicago is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Denver to Chicago start from $211.30, and on average cost $260.78. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Denver leaves from Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Denver to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 37 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 18 hours and 40 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $273.71 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Restroom
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Extra legroom
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Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 13h 44m
Avg. Price
$260.78

Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Denver to Chicago start from $130.24, and on average cost $165.28. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Chicago. Amtrak California Zephyr in Denver leaves from Union Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Denver to Chicago train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 18 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak California Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 18 hours and 40 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak California Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost $166.40 for a one-way weekend reservation from Denver.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
18h 41m
Avg. Price
$165.28

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Chicago that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Denver serving this route is Union Station, Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St.
  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Denver., The busiest departure station in Denver serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St