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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Denver to Albuquerque. Traveling by bus from Denver to Albuquerque usually takes around 15 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance334 mi (537 km)
Shortest duration8h 50m
Cheapest price$40.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Denver to Albuquerque

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Rose M

October 10, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Very spacious room. Cons: None. Tips: Stay in one seat, due to covid.

Pros: Very spacious room. Cons: None. Tips: Stay in one seat, due to covid.

5.0

Jacob

July 23, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Being able to sit back and relax instead of driving. Cons: A few more breaks for the smokers . Tips: Make sure you are there on time and wait untill you are on the highway if you need the restroom, stop and go in the city section can be messy.

Pros: Being able to sit back and relax instead of driving. Cons: A few more breaks for the smokers . Tips: Make sure you are there on time and wait untill you are on the highway if you need the restroom, stop and go in the city section can be messy.

How much is a bus ticket from Denver to Albuquerque?

$40.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Denver to Albuquerque. Any tickets cheaper than $40.00 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $43 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Denver to Albuquerque in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $55 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $25.67 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Denver to Albuquerque?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Denver to Albuquerque. Greyhound 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
Greyhound115h 47m$44.79
  • 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 performs about 1 bus trips from Denver to Albuquerque every day, with the average journey taking around 15 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Albuquerque usually start from $40.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Denver to Albuquerque during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride from Denver to Albuquerque?

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 334 miles from Denver to Albuquerque. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 50 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Denver to Albuquerque for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Denver?

There is usually only one bus per day from Denver to Albuquerque. It leaves the station in Denver at 11:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Denver to Albuquerque. 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 Albuquerque; ticket prices start at $206.00.

City Information

Denver

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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.

Albuquerque

A city rich in history and culture, Albuquerque offers an exciting mix of Hispanic and Native American cultural elements. The city’s main attraction is the Old Town quarter, which has been around for over 300 years. Featuring quaint cobblestone streets and brightly colored adobe huts, the quarter is a perfect blend of the two cultures, making it a rare sight in the U.S. The quarter also houses the San Felipe de Neri Church, the oldest building in the city. Nature lovers will find the ABQ BioPark a pleasant surprise. Featuring an aquarium, a beach, a zoo, and a botanical garden, the park offers enough fun for the whole day. If you wish to learn more about the local Native American heritage, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is the place to visit.

The Albuquerque food scene is among the most vibrant around. The state’s staple dishes are strong and spicy with a very distinctive New Mexican vibe. The best place to check out these dishes is at High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, a local favorite. Don’t forget to try out the city’s unique wine scene as well, and if you wish to sample different varieties, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is a great chance to do so.

The Alvarado Transportation Center is the busiest bus and train station in the city. Bus service by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines will take you from Albuquerque to various cities such as Phoenix, Dallas or even Chicago. For trains, the local Amtrak lines can take you to Denver, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City and beyond. The main airport of the city is the Albuquerque International Airport, 3 miles southeast of the central business district.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Denver?

Main departure station: Union Station - 1700 Wewatta St (Buses)

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 - 1700 Wewatta St (Buses)

Where does the bus arrive in Albuquerque?

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Main arrival station: Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

Located in a busy area in Downtown Albuquerque, Alvarado Transportation Center is a multi-modal transportation center that serves intercity buses and trains. The station is currently situated on the site of the fabled Alvarado Hotel, once a luxury railroad hotel for early 20th century travelers. Maintaining the Mission Revival style of the now-demolished hotel, the Alvarado Transportation Center features arched entryways and a large clocktower that welcomes current passengers. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line stops in Albuquerque along its Los Angeles to Chicago route, and Jefferson Lines and Greyhound operate bus service through the station as well. From the station’s downtown location, you can connect with local public transit to access the rest of the city.

All bus stations in Albuquerque:

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

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