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Denver-Grand Junction Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Denver to Grand Junction?

Lowest Price$44.00
Fastest Train7h 52m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Denver to Grand Junction 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 Denver to Grand Junction?

In the last month, $44.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Denver, CO to Grand Junction, CO. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $13.64 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Denver to Grand Junction?

The distance between Denver and Grand Junction is approximately 196 miles, or 315 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 52 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 Grand Junction are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Grand Junction around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Denver to Grand Junction?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction to Denver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Denver to Grand Junction for $44.00.

Which train should you take from Denver to Grand Junction?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Denver, Colorado to Grand Junction, 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 Zephyr17h 52m$45.80

Where is the train station in Denver?

There is one train station in Denver:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Grand Junction?

Grand Junction has one train station:

  • 339 S 1st St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Denver, CO to Grand Junction, CO
Based on 11 ratings and reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak California Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 29 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 9, 2020Couples trip
The trip from Denver to Grand Junction was enjoyable overall. The views of the Rockies, Communities in route, were excellent.The only criticism I would offer is that the bathroom facilities could have been significantly cleaner.
The Bathrooms for Coach passengers could have been significantly cleaner.
June 8, 2020Couples trip
The views of the mountains in Colorado were breathtaking.
I can't think of anything.
Plan to take a lot of pictures!
May 27, 2020Visiting family
Scenic route combined with comfort and courtesy. The service was excellent. The price waa was hard to beat.
Not much...the carriages show age and use but were clean and comfortable nonetheless
Take advantage of rail travel.
August 10, 2019Visiting family
I always enjoy my train trips through the Rockies. Gorgeous scenery. Friendly staff and interesting traveling mates
Accurate arrival and departure times
Relax and enjoy. Bring a snack and drink.
July 26, 2019Vacation
The beautiful views, spacious travel cars.
Add WiFi to your cars, be more on time. One delay was weather related and understand delay was imminent, however we started off two hours late.
Be prepared to be late.

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