Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Denver

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to Denver?

Lowest Price£76.01
Fastest18h 15m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Denver?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Denver 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 Chicago to Denver was £139.86. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 21 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £39.57 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 Chicago to Denver?

The distance between Chicago and Denver is approximately 918.72 miles, or 1478.16 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 29 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 15 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 Chicago to Denver?

On Saturday trains from Chicago to Denver 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the greatest number of connections between Chicago to Denver

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Denver. On the route to Denver 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Denver, usually offering 4 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Denver 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 Chicago to Denver, which start at £53.97.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Denver start from £123.14, and on average cost £159.71. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Denver. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Denver trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St and one other train station.

From Chicago to Denver train travel on Amtrak takes 33 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Denver faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 18 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £177.74 for a one-way train ticket to Denver.

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Avg. Time
1d 9h 29m
Avg. Price
£159.71

Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Chicago to Denver start from £76.01, and on average cost £114.11. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Denver. Amtrak California Zephyr in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Denver trains arrive at Union Station,

From Chicago to Denver train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 18 hours and 15 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Denver on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak California Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost £124.21 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

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Avg. Time
18h 15m
Avg. Price
£114.11

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Denver. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Chicago are:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Denver. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Denver:
  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St