Trains from Denver to Grand Junction

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top coach & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Denver - Grand Junction Train Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from£24.60

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Denver to Grand Junction. Traveling by train from Denver to Grand Junction usually takes around 7 hours and 52 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance196 mi (315 km)
Fastest train7h 52m
Lowest price£57.41
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Denver to Grand Junction

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.3

5.0

Kate

9 February 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The joy of being able to relax and enjoy the beautiful Colorado landscape instead of white-knuckling it over mountain passes in my car is unparalleled. Well worth the longer trip. Cons: Food and drink is outrageously expensive. Tips: Get to the lounge car early o...

Pros: The joy of being able to relax and enjoy the beautiful Colorado landscape instead of white-knuckling it over mountain passes in my car is unparalleled. Well worth the longer trip. Cons: Food and drink is outrageously expensive. Tips: Get to the lounge car early on and stick around!

More

4.0

Carla

18 May 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Views, friendliness of other travelers, helpfulness of staff. Cons: Dining car should be open to all. It didn’t say anywhere we found beforehand that food not available. Tips: Bring camera and food/ drinks.

Pros: Views, friendliness of other travelers, helpfulness of staff. Cons: Dining car should be open to all. It didn’t say anywhere we found beforehand that food not available. Tips: Bring camera and food/ drinks.

4.0

Jessica

31 January 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The scenery price and space ...tge bus honeatly cant compare. Cons: Cleanliness in bathRooms staff in snack cart. Tips: Use the train always :).

Pros: The scenery price and space ...tge bus honeatly cant compare. Cons: Cleanliness in bathRooms staff in snack cart. Tips: Use the train always :).

4.0

John

9 September 2020- Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The trip from Denver to Grand Junction was enjoyable overall. The views of the Rockies, Communities in route, were excellent.The only criticism I would offer is that the bathroom facilities could have been significantly cleaner. Cons: The Bathrooms for Coach pas...

Pros: The trip from Denver to Grand Junction was enjoyable overall. The views of the Rockies, Communities in route, were excellent.The only criticism I would offer is that the bathroom facilities could have been significantly cleaner. Cons: The Bathrooms for Coach passengers could have been significantly cleaner. Tips: No!

More

5.0

Chris

8 June 2020- Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The views of the mountains in Colorado were breathtaking. Cons: I can't think of anything. Tips: Plan to take a lot of pictures!

Pros: The views of the mountains in Colorado were breathtaking. Cons: I can't think of anything. Tips: Plan to take a lot of pictures!

What is the price of a train ticket from Denver to Grand Junction?

In the last month, £61.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Denver to Grand Junction. 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 £59.69 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£185£123£62AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Denver to Grand Junction will vary between £57 and £182. Planning a train trip to Grand Junction within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Denver over the next 7 days is £63. 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

£103£82£62£41£21SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Denver to Grand Junction 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 £48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Denver to Grand Junction in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £89 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

£164£131£98£66£333020100

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 Grand Junction from Denver will be about £59.69 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Denver to Grand Junction?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Denver to Grand Junction. 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
Amtrak California Zephyr17h 52m£114.30
  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Denver to Grand Junction 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 Denver to Grand Junction?

The distance between Denver and Grand Junction is approximately 196 miles, or 315 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 52 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 Grand Junction are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 Denver at 08:00 and arrives in Grand Junction around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Denver to Grand Junction?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Grand Junction with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Grand Junction to Denver.

City Information

Denver

Denver, CO - DEN-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Denver, CO - DEN-1

Image credit: Unsplash

Denver, CO - DEN-2

Image credit: Unsplash

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.

Grand Junction

Grand Junction, CO, US - GJT-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Grand Junction is a popular wine destination about four hours west of Denver and close to Colorado's border with Utah. The area is home to over 30 wineries with award-winning red wines and breathtaking views. While any vineyard or winery is worth the tour, consider booking a room to stay a while in the Chateau at Two Rivers Winery.

The Colorado River and the red rock formations around Grand Junction make the area ideal for exploring the outdoors. Take in the incredible plateau and canyon vistas at the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, easily one of the best destinations in Colorado. Spot wild horses on the trail to the Mount Garfield summit, or spend a serene day fishing at James M. Robb State Park.

Grand Junction Airport has direct flights to a handful of western cities, but taking the train is more convenient for connections to further destinations. The Amtrak California Zephyr stops in Grand Junction on its route from Chicago to Emeryville, with additional stops in Denver and Salt Lake City. Jefferson Lines buses also stop in the city, heading to destinations across the midwest.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Denver?

Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street - DENAMT-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Main departure station: Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

Denver’s Union Station first opened in 1881, and houses some of the city’s best shops, bars, and restaurants, making it a popular destination for locals and travelers alike. There is even a seasonal farmers market at the station! But first and foremost, Union Station is the primary transport hub for Denver. The station is served by Amtrak trains, and intercity buses operated by Greyhound, Burlington Trailways, Jefferson Lines and Express Arrow. From Union Station, travelers can also easily access Denver International Airport on the A Line commuter rail.

All train stations in Denver:

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

Where is the train station in Grand Junction?

Main arrival station: 339 S 1st St

Grand Junction has one train station.

Train stations in Grand Junction:

  • 339 S 1st St

Need a return trip from Grand Junction to Denver?

Search Train Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android