Denver to Salida bus

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Denver to Salida. Traveling by bus from Denver to Salida usually takes around 3 hours and 25 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance99 mi (160 km)
Shortest duration3h 25m
Cheapest price€29.38
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Denver to Salida

(Based on 38 ratings and reviews)



Robert Adan

21 May 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Nice quiet ride. Cons: Driver was gruff and curmudgeonly. Not the friendliest demeanor.



15 May 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: quite convenient to have someone else drive so I could watch out the window, read and so on. Comfortable ride which got me to my destination on time. Cons: I left from Denver Union Stattion. Better markings to get me to the bus would have been much appreciated. Tips: Sit back and enjoy.



23 November 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

I didn't have to drive!



15 November 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Prompt departure and arrival! Clean bus! Easy access from the Denver airport to Union Station! And mostly the DRIVER!! Terry was careful and friendly and helpful as Steve was my last Bustang trip. It was like I had a family member pick me up from a long trip and took me home. I love the Bustang. Cons: Directions to the gate as you enter the bus area would help. Also, the info about bus arrivals could be clearer. (Greyhound vs. Bustang) 1st-timers are confused by the "Colorado Springs" destination/2 pm departure sign. "Southbound/ 1:50" would be more accurate. Tips: The drivers REALLY appreciate (and deserve) a tip. Also, don't count on a toilet on the bus- They do stop at a rest stop in Fairplay.



8 August 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Very friendly bus driver! Cons: The bus ride was 5 star, no question. Trying to find the right bus was dang near impossible. Poorly marked signage (very little signage). My daughter ran all over Union Station trying to find out which bus went to Salida. While we ultimately found the right one, it was a ridiculous and time consuming. And very few seats available while waiting. My gripe is with Union Station, not the actual bus ride. Tips: Arrive very early if you’re not familiar with Union Station.

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What bus companies travel from Denver to Salida?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Denver to Salida. Amtrak Thruway is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway13h 25m€29.38
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Denver to Salida start at €29. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 160 kilometers from Denver to Salida. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

There is usually only one bus per day from Denver to Salida. It leaves the station in Denver at 13:00 each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Denver to Salida. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Denver to Salida; ticket prices start at €285.24.

City Information


Denver, CO - DEN-0

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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 does the bus leave from 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 bus stations in Denver:

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

Where does the bus arrive in Salida?

Main arrival station: Bus Depot - 54 Jones Ave

All buses from Denver arrive at one main station in Salida.

Bus stations in Salida:

  • Bus Depot - 54 Jones Ave

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