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Grand Junction-Denver Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Grand Junction to Denver. Traveling by train from Grand Junction to Denver usually takes around 8 hours and 15 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance196 mi (315 km)
Fastest train8h 15m
Lowest price€32.17
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Grand Junction, CO to Denver, CO

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Lora

14 December 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: I liked how we could walk around. Cons: Nothing much.

Pros: I liked how we could walk around. Cons: Nothing much.

5.0

Andrew

20 September 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Beautiful scenery. Cons: Need more dining cars, many unable to eat in dining car. Restrooms in upper coach. Very difficult for elderly to get down to use restrooms. Tips: Take something to eat and drink.

Pros: Beautiful scenery. Cons: Need more dining cars, many unable to eat in dining car. Restrooms in upper coach. Very difficult for elderly to get down to use restrooms. Tips: Take something to eat and drink.

5.0

Dilip

28 August 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: wonderful conductors on board who took time to highlight the highlites of this scenic route.Also great dining room staff. Cons: bathroom cleanliness. Tips: try to sit in observation area....bring cards /games to play if with others.

Pros: wonderful conductors on board who took time to highlight the highlites of this scenic route.Also great dining room staff. Cons: bathroom cleanliness. Tips: try to sit in observation area....bring cards /games to play if with others.

4.0

Rudy

17 July 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The scenery across Colorado!!! Cons: Seating assignments. Tips: Bring hand sanitizer for bathroom use.

Pros: The scenery across Colorado!!! Cons: Seating assignments. Tips: Bring hand sanitizer for bathroom use.

3.0

Charles

1 July 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Lovely trip with beautiful scenery. Very comfortable also. Cons: Reliability. The train was 3-½ hours late! There was nothing to let us know it would be late. I loved everything about the trip except for the tardiness of it. We’ve taken the train twice in a month...

Pros: Lovely trip with beautiful scenery. Very comfortable also. Cons: Reliability. The train was 3-½ hours late! There was nothing to let us know it would be late. I loved everything about the trip except for the tardiness of it. We’ve taken the train twice in a month and it was late both times. Tips: Check before you go to the station to make sure it’s on time.

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

In the last month, €47.60 was the average price of a train ticket from Grand Junction, CO to Denver, CO. 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 €8.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Grand Junction to Denver by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Grand Junction to Denver in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €54 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

€82€66€49€33€163020100

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 Denver from Grand Junction will be about €8.43 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Grand Junction to Denver?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Grand Junction, Colorado to Denver, Colorado. 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 Zephyr18h 15m€54.11

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Grand Junction and Denver is approximately 196 miles, or 315 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Grand Junction to Denver are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Saturday 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 Grand Junction at 10:00 and arrives in Denver around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Grand Junction to Denver?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Denver 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 Denver to Grand Junction. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Grand Junction to Denver for €32.17.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Grand Junction?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Grand Junction.

Where is the train station in Denver?

Arrival stations

Denver has one train station.

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