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Denver - Glenwood Springs Train Schedule

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Train Route Overview: Denver to Glenwood Springs

There is one daily train from Denver to Glenwood Springs. Traveling by train from Denver to Glenwood Springs usually takes around 5 hours and 41 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Fastest train5h 41m
Lowest price$37.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Denver to Glenwood Springs

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Ann

January 25, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: It was great. The observation car is amazing, great views! Staff was wonderful! Cons: Can't think of anything.

Pros: It was great. The observation car is amazing, great views! Staff was wonderful! Cons: Can't think of anything.

5.0

Laura

November 5, 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

How friendly everyone was a how peaceful and relaxing the ride was.

How friendly everyone was a how peaceful and relaxing the ride was.

4.0

Peter

August 28, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Awesome scenery on the way there and back, the main purpose of my trip. Cons: Clean the bathrooms, they were a real mess, otherwise it was good. Tips: bring your own food, food on the train i very expensive and not very good.

Pros: Awesome scenery on the way there and back, the main purpose of my trip. Cons: Clean the bathrooms, they were a real mess, otherwise it was good. Tips: bring your own food, food on the train i very expensive and not very good.

5.0

Martin

August 18, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: In general, I thought the entire trip was educational, informative, and very memorable. It was an experience I'll tell my friends about for a long time. Cons: I can't think of any needed improvements, and my hearty thank you to all of the staff involved. Tips: Y...

Pros: In general, I thought the entire trip was educational, informative, and very memorable. It was an experience I'll tell my friends about for a long time. Cons: I can't think of any needed improvements, and my hearty thank you to all of the staff involved. Tips: You might bring a book or two between opportunities for excellent photo opportunities, of which there will be many.

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5.0

Cathryn

February 20, 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: comfort and love the scenery. Cons: all OK.

Pros: comfort and love the scenery. Cons: all OK.

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

The average price for a train ticket to Glenwood Springs is $58.39, If your search turns up options priced lower than $58.39 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on train tickets everytime, we search all of the best train options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Denver to Glenwood Springs by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Denver to Glenwood Springs in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $74 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Glenwood Springs from Denver will be about $17.46 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Denver to Glenwood Springs?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Denver to Glenwood Springs. 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 Zephyr15h 41m$71.35
  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Denver to Glenwood Springs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train journey from Denver to Glenwood Springs?

The distance between Denver and Glenwood Springs is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 41 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?

Saturday is usually the day when trains are busiest, as many travelers take the train to enjoy the weekend in Glenwood Springs. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

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 Glenwood Springs around 5 hours later.

How many train departures serve Glenwood Springs each day?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Glenwood Springs 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 Glenwood Springs to Denver.

City Information

Denver

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Denver, CO - DEN-1

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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 is the train station in Denver?

Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street - DENAMT-0

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

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 train stations in Denver:

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

Where is the train station in Glenwood Springs?

Main arrival station: 413 7th St

Glenwood Springs has one train station.

All train stations in Glenwood Springs:

  • 413 7th St

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