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Sacramento-Denver Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Sacramento to Denver?

Lowest Price$113.00
Fastest Train30h 29m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento to Denver right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Sacramento to Denver?

In the last month, $113.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Denver, CO. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $63.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Sacramento to Denver?

The distance between Sacramento and Denver is approximately 887 miles, or 1427 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 30 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 hours and 29 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Sacramento to Denver are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Sacramento at 11:00am and arrives in Denver around 30 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Sacramento to Denver?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Denver with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Denver to Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Denver for $139.00.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Denver?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, California to Denver, Colorado. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr11d 6h 31m$120.50

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

There is one train station in Sacramento:

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

Where is the train station in Denver?

Denver has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Sacramento to Denver

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45SepSep

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

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