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Fort Collins - Denver Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Fort Collins to Denver. Traveling by bus from Fort Collins to Denver usually takes around one hour and 5 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance59 mi (94 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$13.49
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Fort Collins to Denver

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




June 13, 2019- Visiting family


Pros: I didn't have to drive and someone else knew where the bus station was. Cons: I was not expecting a Greyhound Bus. I thought it would say Wanderu on the side. There is no street number on the Harmony transfer center and I thought I might be at the wrong place. I didn't realize that the bus would not arrive until the very last minute. I was on the phone trying to find someone to drive me to Denver when the bus arrived.

How much is a bus ticket from Fort Collins to Denver?

Bus tickets for a trip from Fort Collins to Denver cost $14.99 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Fort Collins to Denver in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $15 to $16. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 10, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Denver this week, bus tickets are available starting at $15.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Fort Collins to Denver by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $11 whenever you decide to travel.

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 17 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $0.79 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Fort Collins to Denver?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Fort Collins to Denver. 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
Greyhound11h 5m$15.44
  • 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 Fort Collins to Denver every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Denver usually start from $13.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fort Collins is about 57 miles north of Denver. I-25 S is a nearly straight shot east of the Rocky Mountains between Fort Collins and Colorado’s capital city.

Greyhound runs between Fort Collins and Denver, usually once daily. Greyhound is the best option for quick bus travel from Fort Collins to Denver, with no stops and an average trip lasting 1 hour and 11 minutes. The fastest trip takes only 1 hour. The average ticket price is $11, but prices start at just $8.

Bustang, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s interregional express bus service, also runs between Fort Collins and Denver seven times and twice daily on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The average price for a Single Ride adult ticket on the North Line from Fort Collins to Denver is $10. The trip lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with several stops.

While both Fort Collins and Denver have Amtrak stations, no commuter trains run between Fort Collins and Denver at this time.

The bus takes an average of one hour and 5 minutes to cover the 59 miles from Fort Collins to Denver. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from Fort Collins to Denver. It leaves the station in Fort Collins at 5:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Fort Collins to Denver. 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.

City Information

Fort Collins

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Fort Collins, CO - FCO-1

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Fort Collins is a college city known for Colorado State University, but the city itself offers more than just fun and entertainment for college students! The city's premier landmark is the famous Horsetooth Reservoir, which boasts various outdoor activities. You could enjoy horseback riding and biking on the bank of the reservoir, or, if it's a hot summer day, dive into the deep blue itself. If you are ready to venture into the wild, why not hike along the Cache la Poudre River, the only designated "Wild and Scenic River" in Colorado. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is an excellent destination for culturally inclined tourists, as it hosts many exhibitions about human discoveries.

Fort Collins features a good variety of eatery options for a small city, ensuring that everyone will be satisfied. If you enjoy a casual dining experience with good music and genial people, head towards Avagadro's Number and enjoy your sandwiches! However, Next Door American Eatery is a solid choice for a more traditional meal with locally sourced ingredients.

You can travel to Fort Collins by bus or by plane. Most bus service arrives and departs from the Harmony Park & Ride, and the Northern Colorado Regional Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Fort Collins. By either of these transportation options, you can continue on from Fort Collins to some of the other top destinations in Colorado.


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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Fort Collins?

Main departure station: Harmony Rd Park & Ride

Most buses depart from the main station in Fort Collins.

All bus stations in Fort Collins:

  • Harmony Rd Park & Ride

Where does the bus arrive in Denver?

Main arrival 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)

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