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Salt Lake City - Denver Train Timetable

Trip Summary

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

Distance371 mi (596 km)
Fastest train15h 8m
Lowest price€58.45
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Salt Lake City to Denver?

In the last month, €79.92 was the average price of a train ticket from Salt Lake City, UT to Denver, CO. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €20.20 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€127€85€42SepSep

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Salt Lake City to Denver will vary between €67 and €122. Planning a train trip to Denver within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Salt Lake City over the next 7 days is €73. 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

€85€68€51€34€17ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Salt Lake City to Denver by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €61 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Salt Lake City to Denver in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €74 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

€106€85€64€42€213020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Denver from Salt Lake City will be about €20.20 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Salt Lake City to Denver?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Salt Lake City, Utah 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 Zephyr115h 9m€88.46

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City to Denver?

The distance between Salt Lake City and Denver is approximately 371 miles, or 596 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 8 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 Salt Lake City to Denver are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 Salt Lake City at 03:00 and arrives in Denver around 15 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salt Lake City to Denver for €92.33.

City Information

Salt Lake City

A city shrouded in a mystical veil to most visitors, Salt Lake City stands among one of the most culturally unique destinations in the U.S. Salt Lake City offers tourists a unique chance to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Temple Square is the best place to do so. Housing the Salt Lake Temple along with other significant historic buildings, the square will take you back to the earliest days of the city, immersing you in a unique cultural experience. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Great Salt Lake itself and to dive into its cool and refreshing water.

Salt Lake City features a diverse food scene, with Mexican food receiving a lot of attention. Those who wish to enjoy the best Mexican dishes in town could try Red Iguana. For travelers who are simply looking for the best burgers, Crown Burgers’ char-broiled patties will certainly be a great choice.

The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub is the central transportation hub in the city. It is currently served by several rail services such as Amtrak, TRAX, and FrontRunner. Travelers can also catch Greyhound buses at the station. The Salt Lake City International Airport is the main airport for the city. Located about 4 miles west of Downtown, the airport is a major gateway to the Mountain West and the West Coast region.

Denver

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, 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 Salt Lake City?

Departure stations

The Amtrak Station is a part of Salt Lake Central Station, the principal transportation hub in Salt Lake City. The station is within walking distance from the Bus Terminal, allowing you to easily transfer to bus service on Amtrak Thruway or Jefferson Lines. Along with UTA commuter rail, the station serves Amtrak’s California Zephyr on its journey from Emeryville to Chicago. A park-and-ride lot is available across the street, and travelers can rent bikes from the on-site bicycle sharing service, Greenbike. However you get around town, you’ll appreciate the convenience of the Amtrak station, located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.

Where is the train station in Denver?

Arrival stations

Denver has one train station.

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