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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Denver to Lincoln. Traveling by bus from Denver to Lincoln usually takes around 8 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Burlington Trailways bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance444 mi (714 km)
Shortest duration7h 55m
Cheapest price$124.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceExpress Arrow
Bus lines2

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How much is a bus ticket from Denver to Lincoln?

Bus tickets for a trip from Denver to Lincoln cost $124.00 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to Lincoln. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Denver to Lincoln, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $117. However, taking the bus from Denver to Lincoln during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $159. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 11 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $1.12 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Denver to Lincoln?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Denver to Lincoln that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways17h 55m$156.11
Express Arrow19h 10m$124.00
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Denver to Lincoln from $128. Typically there is one Burlington Trailways schedule per day from Denver to Lincoln and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Lincoln. In Denver, Burlington Trailways departs to Lincoln from Denver . In Lincoln, Burlington Trailways arrives at 5250 Superior St .

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Denver to Lincoln takes 7 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Lincoln.

  • Book Express Arrow from Denver to Lincoln from $124. Typically there is one Express Arrow schedule per day from Denver to Lincoln and you can expect on average to pay for a Express Arrow ticket to Lincoln. In Denver, Express Arrow departs to Lincoln from Denver . In Lincoln, Express Arrow arrives at 5250 Superior St .

    An average trip on Express Arrow from Denver to Lincoln takes 9 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Express Arrow trip will get you to Lincoln in 7 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Express Arrow offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Lincoln.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 444 miles from Denver to Lincoln. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Denver to Lincoln at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Denver to Lincoln, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Denver to Lincoln. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Denver to Lincoln; ticket prices start at $78.00.

City Information


Denver, CO - DEN-0

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Denver, CO - DEN-1

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Denver, CO - DEN-2

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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.


Lincoln, NE, US - LNK-0

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Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and is known as Nebraska's political hub, culture center, and foodie haven. It's home to the Nebraska State Capitol, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and other historical attractions.

The Sunken Gardens is a top place to visit for outdoor fun, with lily ponds, themed gardens, and sculptures. Young families will enjoy visiting the Lincoln Children's Zoo, offering a zoo train and up-close animal encounters. On the University of Nebraska Campus, art lovers can check the Sheldon Museum of Art for its notable sculpture garden and American art collection.

As the capital of Nebraska, Lincoln is bustling with nightlife and many fun things to do. You can participate in different activities, from the Lincoln Escape Room and Zoo Bar to the Bourbon Theater and James Arthur Vineyards. The craft beer scene in Lincoln is bustling with taprooms, breweries, and bars. Zipline Brewing Co is one of the city's most popular craft artisan lagers and ales.

Amtrak provides train service to the city, while Jefferson Lines and Burlington Trailways offer buses. StarTran provides citywide transportation to those in Lincoln.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Denver?

Main departure station: Denver

Most buses depart from the main station in Denver.

All bus stations in Denver:

  • Denver

Where does the bus arrive in Lincoln?

Main arrival station: 5250 Superior St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Lincoln.

All bus stations in Lincoln:

  • 5250 Superior St

  • 5250 Superior St

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