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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Denver to Lincoln. Traveling by train from Denver to Lincoln usually takes around 7 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak California Zephyr train can make the trip in 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance444 mi (714 km)
Fastest train7h 10m
Lowest price£50.85
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Denver to Lincoln

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Jordan

11 September 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Mostly the price. Quite a deal compared to my usual forms of travel! Cons: n/a. Tips: It's a good idea to bring your own food and beverages. They've got a few things on the train but that car is not open very late and depending on how long your ride is, you mig...

Pros: Mostly the price. Quite a deal compared to my usual forms of travel! Cons: n/a. Tips: It's a good idea to bring your own food and beverages. They've got a few things on the train but that car is not open very late and depending on how long your ride is, you might get the munchies.

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

In the last month, £75.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Denver to Lincoln. 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 £64.23 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£123£82£41AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Denver to Lincoln will vary between £57 and £120. Planning a train trip to Lincoln within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Denver over the next 7 days is £81. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Denver to Lincoln by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Denver to Lincoln in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £80 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Lincoln from Denver will be about £64.23 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Denver to Lincoln?

2 train services operate from Denver to Lincoln. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak111h 0m£127.60
Amtrak California Zephyr17h 10m£94.98
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Denver to Lincoln every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £71.

  • 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Denver to Lincoln. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Denver to Lincoln?

The distance between Denver and Lincoln is approximately 444 miles, or 714 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 10 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 Lincoln are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday 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 10:00 and arrives in Lincoln around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Denver to Lincoln?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Lincoln 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 Lincoln to Denver.

City Information

Denver

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Denver, CO - DEN-1

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Denver?

Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street - DENAMT-0

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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

  • 5401 Walker Rd

  • Park and Ride - 4300 E Harmony Rd

  • 91 16th St

  • Pine Junction - RTD Park and Ride

  • Greeley Evans Regional Transportation Ctr

Where is the train station in Lincoln?

Main arrival station: 277 Pinnacle Arena Dr

Lincoln has one train station.

Train stations in Lincoln:

  • 277 Pinnacle Arena Dr

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