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About 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

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.

Popular bus stations in Denver:

  • Union Station - 1700 Wewatta St (Buses)

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

What bus companies travel to Denver, Colorado?

Located in Colorado, Denver is accessible by bus from 255 other cities. You can choose from 532 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Denver on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Denver are also available.

Bus companies serving Denver

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1131d 18h 0m$223.01
Jefferson Lines961d 0h 46m$171.54
Burlington Trailways3918h 39m$158.04
Express Arrow205h 57m$77.77
Amtrak Thruway103h 14m$33.73
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.

  • Burlington Trailways

    Burlington Trailways

    As part of the Trailways network, Burlington Trailways offers intercity bus service across various states in the Midwest, plus stops in major cities like Chicago and Denver. Passengers love traveling on Trailways buses because of the high-end amenities onboard, including satellite TV, power outlets at every seat, and clean restrooms. Burlington Trailways is also known for the best free Wi-Fi and its helpful, friendly crew.

  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Denver?

$8.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Denver, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Denver. In the last month, buses from Fort Collins to Denver had the lowest average price at $9.42.

Where is the bus station in Denver, CO?

The busiest bus station in Denver is Union Station - 1700 Wewatta St (Buses). As Denver's main station, it has the most buses coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Denver?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Denver by bus with Amtrak Thruway giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Thruway had the most comfortable bus service to Denver taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Thruway offers. They rate Amtrak Thruway a 4.2 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Denver punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Denver, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Denver, CO?

The closest airport to Denver is Centennial Airport (APA), it is located 14 miles from the city center of Denver.

Is Denver a popular bus travel destination?

Denver ranks number 11 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 505 in United States. Denver has the most bus connections in the region. There are 68 bus schedules arriving in Denver each day.

What is the population of Denver?

The population of Denver is 682545. Denver ranks number 2 in terms of population in Colorado and number 158 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Denver cost?

Bus tickets to Denver range from $8 for a short trip to Denver, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Denver starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Denver can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $37 .

What type of traveler does Denver attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Denver for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Denver?

The closest bus station to the city center of Denver is Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street, located just 1.1 miles away. Select Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Denver. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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