Compare train tickets from Denver to San Francisco
Denver-San Francisco Train Schedule
How much are train tickets from Denver to San Francisco?
|Fastest Train||33h 50m|
|Trains Per Day||1|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Denver to San Francisco 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Denver to San Francisco?
What is the price of a train ticket from Denver to San Francisco?
In the last month, $119.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Denver, CO to San Francisco, CA. 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 $36.27 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Denver to San Francisco?
The distance between Denver and San Francisco is approximately 947 miles, or 1525 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 33 hours and 50 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 Denver to San Francisco 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 Denver at 8:00am and arrives in San Francisco around 33 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Denver to San Francisco?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Which train should you take from Denver to San Francisco?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Denver, Colorado to San Francisco, California. 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||1||1d 9h 54m||$123.46|
Where is the train station in Denver?
There is one train station in Denver:
- Union Station
Where is the train station in San Francisco?
San Francisco has one train station:
- 425 Mission St
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