Buses from Denver to Salt Lake City

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Denver - Salt Lake City Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Denver to Salt Lake City. Traveling by bus from Denver to Salt Lake City usually takes around 13 hours and 55 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance371 mi (596 km)
Shortest duration13h 55m
Cheapest price$109.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Denver to Salt Lake City

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




September 26, 2019- Visiting family


Pros: Comfy seats, plenty of rest breaks, cheaper than flying or driving myself. Cons: The floor of the departing trip had some weird styrofoam bits on the floor that got all over my bag, and the windows always had grease marks. Overall though, it was fine. Tips: The p...

Pros: Comfy seats, plenty of rest breaks, cheaper than flying or driving myself. Cons: The floor of the departing trip had some weird styrofoam bits on the floor that got all over my bag, and the windows always had grease marks. Overall though, it was fine. Tips: The power outlets weren't working for the first half of one of the rides. I had brought some external batteries and had downloaded entertainment beforehand anyway, so I wasn't affected, but some people had a hard time with it. Plan for the amenities to not exist, and then hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised :).


What bus companies travel from Denver to Salt Lake City?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Denver to Salt Lake City. Amtrak Thruway 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
Amtrak Thruway113h 55m$109.00
  • 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. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Denver to Salt Lake City start at $109. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Denver to Salt Lake City 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Salt Lake City?

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 371 miles from Denver to Salt Lake City. 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Denver?

There is usually only one bus per day from Denver to Salt Lake City. It leaves the station in Denver at 8:00am 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 Salt Lake City. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Denver to Salt Lake City; ticket prices start at $69.00.

City Information


Denver, CO - DEN-1

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Denver, CO - DEN-2

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Denver, CO - DEN-0

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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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Denver?

Main departure station: 640 Hwy 285

Most buses depart from the main station in Denver.

All bus stations in Denver:

  • 640 Hwy 285

Where does the bus arrive in Salt Lake City?

Bus Terminal - 300 S 600 W  - SLCCST-0

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Main arrival station: 300 South 600 West

As part of the Salt Lake Central Station complex, the bus terminal located at the corner of 300 S and 600 W serves intercity bus travel on Jefferson Lines and Amtrak Thruway buses. In the greater Central Station area, you can connect to Amtrak trains and local UTA public transit. The station is a comfortable stop along your journey, with waiting rooms, restrooms, and clear signage to direct you to the appropriate bus stop. Downtown Salt Lake City is only a few blocks away, and it is easy to access the Salt Lake City International Airport on the TRAX commuter rail. From the bus terminal, you can travel to such destinations as Denver, Boise, or Portland.

All bus stations in Salt Lake City:

  • 300 South 600 West

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