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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Denver to Phoenix. Traveling by train from Denver to Phoenix usually takes around 36 hours, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 35 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance586 mi (942 km)
Fastest train35h 45m
Lowest price£119.35
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Denver to Phoenix?

In the last month, £121.82 was the average price of a train ticket from Denver, CO to Phoenix, AZ. 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £16.78 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 Denver to Phoenix by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £116 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Denver to Phoenix in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £138 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Phoenix from Denver will be about £16.78 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Denver to Phoenix?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Denver, Colorado to Phoenix, Arizona. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 12h 0m£123.61
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Denver to Phoenix every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £119.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Denver to Phoenix 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 Denver to Phoenix?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Denver to Phoenix, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Denver to Phoenix?

The distance between Denver and Phoenix is approximately 586 miles, or 942 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 36 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 35 hours and 45 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 Denver to Phoenix 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 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 Denver at 11:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00. 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 Denver to Phoenix?

Trains leave the station in Denver 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 Phoenix to Denver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Denver to Phoenix for £95.34.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Denver?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Denver.

Where is the train station in Phoenix?

Arrival stations

Phoenix receives travelers from Denver at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Phoenix:

  • 2717 W Bell Rd

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