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There are 6 daily trains from Denver to Colorado Springs. Traveling by train from Denver to Colorado Springs usually takes around 51 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 15 hours and 20 minutes.
|Distance||63 mi (102 km)|
|Fastest train||15h 20m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Denver to Colorado Springs?
In the last month, £221.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Denver to Colorado Springs. 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 £130.04 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Denver to Colorado Springs will vary between £110 and £293. Planning a train trip to Colorado Springs within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Denver over the next 7 days is £207. 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
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Denver to Colorado Springs by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £163 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Denver to Colorado Springs in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £266 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
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 Colorado Springs from Denver will be about £130.04 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Denver to Colorado Springs?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Denver to Colorado Springs. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||6||2d 3h 20m||£279.16|
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 6 Amtrak trains from Denver to Colorado Springs every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £82.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Denver 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 Denver to Colorado Springs?
How long is the train journey from Denver to Colorado Springs?
The distance between Denver and Colorado Springs is approximately 63 miles, or 102 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 51 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 20 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?
Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Denver to Colorado Springs. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Denver at 02:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Colorado Springs?
There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
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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.
Boasting magnificent mountain ranges and scenic quaint old towns, Colorado Springs is an incredible destination in Colorado 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. Or, if you're heading to Colorado Springs for a bachelorette party, head straight to the namesake hot springs for the most relaxing and scenic experience.
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 Denver?
Main departure station: Penn Station
All train stations in Denver:
30th St Station - 2955 Market St
Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Main & East Clay Sts
1003 S 9th St
350 S Illinois St
Newark Penn Station
Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave
Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E
Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
Where is the train station in Colorado Springs?
Main arrival station: Tejon Park n Ride
Tejon Park-n-Ride is a Park-n-Ride location just off 1-25 at exit 140, on Tejon street. Besides local CODOT public transit, you can catch Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and Amtrak Thruway intercity buses from this station. Although there is not a building associated with this bus stop, several nearby fast food options with indoor seating can make waiting for your bus more comfortable. From the Tejon Park-n-Ride, you can travel to nearby Denver or farther afield on trips to destinations like Phoenix, Dallas, or San Diego.
Train stations in Colorado Springs:
Tejon Park n Ride
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