Cheap train tickets from Denver to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from Denver to Chicago?

Lowest Price£76.65
Fastest18h 40m
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Overall score for Denver to Chicago
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Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak California Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
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Sandra
4.0
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Still difficult to sleep

How do you find cheap train tickets from Denver to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Denver to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Denver to Chicago was £124.54. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £50.20 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Denver to Chicago?

The distance between Denver and Chicago is approximately 918.72 miles, or 1478.16 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 31 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 40 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Denver to Chicago?

On Saturday trains from Denver to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Denver to Chicago?

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Denver to Chicago, usually offering 2 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Denver to Chicago, which start at £72.05.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Denver to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Denver to Chicago start from £95.81, and on average cost £151.67. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Denver leaves from Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St and one other station. And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Denver to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 37 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 18 hours and 40 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £159.48 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
1d 13h 36m
Avg. Price
£151.67

Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Denver to Chicago start from £76.65, and on average cost £89.03. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Chicago. Amtrak California Zephyr in Denver leaves from Union Station, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Denver to Chicago train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 18 hours and 40 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak California Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost £89.19 for a one-way weekend reservation from Denver.

Toilet
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
18h 40m
Avg. Price
£89.03

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Denver with trains to Chicago. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St
There is one train station where trains from Denver arrive in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St