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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Kansas City to Denver. Traveling by train from Kansas City to Denver usually takes around 24 hours and 47 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance557 mi (897 km)
Fastest train24h 47m
Lowest price$187.56
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Kansas City to Denver?

In the last month, C$255.74 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City, MO to Denver, CO. Given how far apart Kansas City and Denver are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$107.13 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$397$264$132JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Kansas City to Denver will vary between C$201 and C$389. Planning a train trip to Denver within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Kansas City over the next 7 days is C$259. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$252$201$151$101$50ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Kansas City to Denver by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$180 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Kansas City to Denver in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$237 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

$346$277$208$138$693020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Denver from Kansas City will be about C$107.13 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Kansas City to Denver?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Kansas City, Missouri 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
Amtrak11d 0h 47m$311.72
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Kansas City to Denver every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $188.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City 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 Kansas City to Denver?

The distance between Kansas City and Denver is approximately 557 miles, or 897 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 47 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 Kansas City to Denver are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Saturday 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 Kansas City at 7:00am and arrives in Denver around 24 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Kansas City to Denver?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Denver to Kansas City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Kansas City to Denver for $103.22.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Kansas City?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Kansas City.

Where is the train station in Denver?

Arrival stations

Denver has one train station.

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