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There are 2 daily trains from Omaha to Colorado Springs. Traveling by train from Omaha to Colorado Springs usually takes around 19 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 14 hours and 55 minutes.
|Distance||495 mi (797 km)|
|Fastest train||14h 55m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
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Which train should you take from Omaha to Colorado Springs?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Omaha, Nebraska to Colorado Springs, Colorado. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
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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 2 Amtrak trains from Omaha to Colorado Springs every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $103.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Omaha to Colorado Springs 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Omaha to Colorado Springs?
How long is the train journey from Omaha to Colorado Springs?
The distance between Omaha and Colorado Springs is approximately 495 miles, or 797 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 55 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 Omaha to Colorado Springs are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Omaha at 11:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Omaha to Colorado Springs?
Trains leave the station in Omaha twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Colorado Springs to Omaha.
Once known as the “Gateway to the West,” Omaha effortlessly blends its rich historical heritage with modern growth. To catch an air of the city’s old-town vibe, head towards the Old Market quarter. Featuring brick-paved streets along with horse-drawn carriages, the area is an idyllic time capsule that offers a glimpse into the past. Also situated within the quarter are the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. Animal lovers might want to check out Omaha’s Doorly Zoo or the Aquarium, which features cute Rockhopper penguins as well as a 70-foot shark tunnel.
Steakhouses dominate the city’s restaurant scene, but there has been a recent boom of modern eateries. If you wish to enjoy these modern foods, Kitchen Table will offer everything you need.
The busiest bus station in the city is the Burlington Trailways Terminal downtown. For trains, the main Amtrak station is located on S 9th St, not too far from the bus station. Omaha is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr line. The city’s principal airport is the Eppley Airfield, located 3 miles northeast of downtown.
Boasting magnificent mountain ranges and scenic quaint old towns, Colorado Springs is a crossroad for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the Garden of the Gods, which features life-like red rock formations that look just like titans from the days of yore. Travelers can explore on foot or in a jeep, or as part of a guided horseback tour for a truly Wild-West experience. Other exciting outdoor landmarks include Pikes Peak and Royal Gorge. For travelers who seek a cultural experience, a trip through the Old Colorado City, which still retains the signature Wild-West vibe, will certainly be memorable.
As the home to institutions such as the Air Force Academy and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, Colorado Springs offers history enthusiasts a great chance to dive into the country’s rich aviation and sports history.
The Tejon Park n Ride station serves as Colorado Springs’ main bus and train station. While the city does not have an international airport, its municipal airport provides direct routes to domestic destinations like Dallas, Salt Lake City, etc.
Where is the train station in Omaha?
There is one train station in Omaha.
Where is the train station in Colorado Springs?
Colorado Springs has one train station.
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