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Denver - Lincoln Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Denver to Lincoln. Traveling by train from Denver to Lincoln usually takes around 7 hours and 10 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance444 mi (714 km)
Fastest train7h 10m
Lowest price$62.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Denver, CO to Lincoln, NE

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




September 11, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Mostly the price. Quite a deal compared to my usual forms of travel! Cons: n/a. Tips: It's a good idea to bring your own food and beverages. They've got a few things on the train but that car is not open very late and depending on how long your ride is, you mig...

Pros: Mostly the price. Quite a deal compared to my usual forms of travel! Cons: n/a. Tips: It's a good idea to bring your own food and beverages. They've got a few things on the train but that car is not open very late and depending on how long your ride is, you might get the munchies.


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Which train should you take from Denver to Lincoln?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Denver, Colorado to Lincoln, Nebraska. 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 11m$77.89
  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Denver to Lincoln start from $62, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Lincoln. Amtrak California Zephyr in Denver leaves from Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street . And in Lincoln trains arrive at 277 Pinnacle Arena Dr .

    From Denver to Lincoln train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 7 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Lincoln faster, Amtrak California Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Lincoln on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak California Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Denver.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Denver to Lincoln 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Lincoln?

The distance between Denver and Lincoln is approximately 444 miles, or 714 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 10 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 Lincoln are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday 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 7:00pm and arrives in Lincoln around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Denver to Lincoln?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Lincoln 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 Lincoln to Denver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Denver to Lincoln for $84.75.

City Information


Denver, CO - DEN-0

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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, 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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Departure stations

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 Lincoln?

Arrival stations

Lincoln has one train station.

All train stations in Lincoln:

  • 277 Pinnacle Arena Dr

Need a return trip from Lincoln to Denver?

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