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Journey Information

There is one daily coach from Denver to Salt Lake City. Traveling by coach from Denver to Salt Lake City usually takes around 14 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway coach can make the trip in 13 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance371 mi (596 km)
Shortest duration13h 35m
Cheapest price£89.99
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
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Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Denver to Salt Lake City

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




26 September 2019- Visiting family


Pros: Comfy seats, plenty of rest breaks, cheaper than flying or driving myself. Cons: The floor of the departing trip had some weird styrofoam bits on the floor that got all over my bag, and the windows always had grease marks. Overall though, it was fine. Tips: The p...

Pros: Comfy seats, plenty of rest breaks, cheaper than flying or driving myself. Cons: The floor of the departing trip had some weird styrofoam bits on the floor that got all over my bag, and the windows always had grease marks. Overall though, it was fine. Tips: The power outlets weren't working for the first half of one of the rides. I had brought some external batteries and had downloaded entertainment beforehand anyway, so I wasn't affected, but some people had a hard time with it. Plan for the amenities to not exist, and then hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised :).


What coach companies travel from Denver to Salt Lake City?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Denver to Salt Lake City. Amtrak Thruway is the only company to provides coach transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway114h 9m£94.28
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Denver to Salt Lake City start at £90. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Denver to Salt Lake City during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 coach ride from Denver to Salt Lake City?

The coach takes an average of 14 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 371 miles from Denver to Salt Lake City. However, the fastest coach only takes 13 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Denver?

There is usually only one coach per day from Denver to Salt Lake City. It leaves the station in Denver at 06:00 each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many coaches are there each day?

There is usually only one coach per day from Denver to Salt Lake City. However, it is not a direct coach, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change coaches during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Denver to Salt Lake City; ticket prices start at £56.97.

City Information


Denver, CO - DEN-0

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Denver, CO - DEN-1

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Denver, CO - DEN-2

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Denver is the capital of Colorado, as well as the most populous city in the state. With buildings dating back to the 19th century, Denver is considered one of the most exemplary cities of the Old West era in the United States.

Denver’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains makes it a preferred destination for young travelers seeking the thrill of the slopes during the day and the vibrant nightlife activities only an urban setting can provide. In fact, Denver is among the biggest party cities in the U.S. and one of the craft beer capitals in the country. In addition, thanks to the diverse local crowd, Denver’s restaurant scene offers top-notch options from various world cuisines.

If you’re looking for a more quiet time during your stay, head to one of the many unique museums in town such as the Denver Art Museum, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts, or the Molly Brown House Museum. Craving a feast to the eyes and some fresh air? Check out the spectacular Denver Botanic Gardens.

As the biggest city in the Mountain states and a top Colorado destination, Denver is a busy travel hub. Even though the Denver airport is on the city’s outskirts, it is still easily accessible. If you are traveling to Denver by bus or train, you’ll be conveniently dropped off at Union Station in the heart of downtown Denver from where you can easily get anywhere in the city.

Salt Lake City

A city shrouded in a mystical veil to most visitors, Salt Lake City stands among one of the most culturally unique destinations in the U.S. Salt Lake City offers tourists a unique chance to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Temple Square is the best place to do so. Housing the Salt Lake Temple along with other significant historic buildings, the square will take you back to the earliest days of the city, immersing you in a unique cultural experience. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Great Salt Lake itself and to dive into its cool and refreshing water.

Salt Lake City features a diverse food scene, with Mexican food receiving a lot of attention. Those who wish to enjoy the best Mexican dishes in town could try Red Iguana. For travelers who are simply looking for the best burgers, Crown Burgers’ char-broiled patties will certainly be a great choice.

The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub is the central transportation hub in the city. It is currently served by several rail services such as Amtrak, TRAX, and FrontRunner. Travelers can also catch Greyhound buses at the station. The Salt Lake City International Airport is the main airport for the city. Located about 4 miles west of Downtown, the airport is a major gateway to the Mountain West and the West Coast region.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Denver?

Main departure station: 640 Hwy 285

Denver has two coach stations with service to Salt Lake City.

All coach stations in Denver:

  • 640 Hwy 285

  • 411 E Tomichi Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Salt Lake City?

Bus Terminal - 300 S 600 W  - SLCCST-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 300 S 600 W

As part of the Salt Lake Central Station complex, the bus terminal located at the corner of 300 S and 600 W serves intercity bus travel on Jefferson Lines and Amtrak Thruway buses. In the greater Central Station area, you can connect to Amtrak trains and local UTA public transit. The station is a comfortable stop along your journey, with waiting rooms, restrooms, and clear signage to direct you to the appropriate bus stop. Downtown Salt Lake City is only a few blocks away, and it is easy to access the Salt Lake City International Airport on the TRAX commuter rail. From the bus terminal, you can travel to such destinations as Denver, Boise, or Portland.

Coach stations in Salt Lake City:

  • Bus Terminal - 300 S 600 W

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