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Denver - Omaha Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Denver to Omaha. Traveling by train from Denver to Omaha usually takes 8 hours and 55 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance484 mi (778 km)
Fastest train8h 55m
Lowest price$93.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Denver to Omaha

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Armando

February 21, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Was 1st time on a train and without parents. Was a good experience 😌. Cons: Explaining that the outlets are to be shared.

4.0

Sherri

August 11, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The economy of travel. Cons: The angle of the seats when reclining could be flatter. Tips: Make sure you have plenty of time. My train was 2-3 hours late both directions.

3.0

Srikanth

June 28, 2019- Business

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The schedule on paper was good and in reality was terrible because of the terrible time delays of 2 hours and 3 hours respectively on my to and fro trip (Omaha to Denver). Cons: If only Amtrak cared about people more than freight, there could be less time delays. Tips: Please plan at least for a 2 hour delay on your trip.

Price trends for trains from Denver to Omaha

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Which train should you take from Denver to Omaha?

2 train services operate from Denver to Omaha. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 55m$139.00
Amtrak California Zephyr18h 55m$128.02
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Denver to Omaha every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $139.

  • Amtrak California Zephyr is one of the longest train routes in the United States, spanning from Chicago to Emeryville. With views of the Colorado and Mississippi rivers, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Rockies, it highlights some of the most stunning views the US has.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Denver and Omaha is approximately 484 miles, or 778 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 55 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.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Denver to Omaha. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Denver at 6:00pm and arrives in Omaha around 8 hours later.

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

City Information

Denver

Denver, CO - DEN-0

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Denver, CO - DEN-1

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Denver, CO - DEN-2

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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.

Omaha

Once known as the “Gateway to the West,” Omaha effortlessly blends its rich historical heritage with modern growth. To catch an air of the city’s old-town vibe, head towards the Old Market quarter. Featuring brick-paved streets along with horse-drawn carriages, the area is an idyllic time capsule that offers a glimpse into the past. Also situated within the quarter are the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. Animal lovers might want to check out Omaha’s Doorly Zoo or the Aquarium, which features cute Rockhopper penguins as well as a 70-foot shark tunnel.

Steakhouses dominate the city’s restaurant scene, but there has been a recent boom of modern eateries. If you wish to enjoy these modern foods, Kitchen Table will offer everything you need.

The busiest bus station in the city is the Burlington Trailways Terminal downtown. For trains, the main Amtrak station is located on S 9th St, not too far from the bus station. Omaha is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr line. The city’s principal airport is the Eppley Airfield, located 3 miles northeast of downtown.

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 Omaha?

Amtrak Station (1003 S 9th St) - OMAAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 1003 S 9th St

Omaha's Amtrak station first opened in 1983 and today is a stop for Amtrak's California Zephyr train line. The station welcomes about 25,000 passengers annually. On the premises, travelers can enjoy an indoor waiting area and vending machines to stock up on snacks before departure. The Amtrak station is located right in the heart of Omaha, and not far from the city's Little Italy district, with several bars, restaurants, and convenience stores in its immediate vicinity.

All train stations in Omaha:

  • 1003 S 9th St

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