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Denver - Omaha Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Denver to Omaha. Traveling by train from Denver to Omaha usually takes around 8 hours and 49 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance484 mi (778 km)
Fastest train8h 49m
Lowest price$67.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)




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.

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.



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....

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

Monthly average prices


Which train should you take from Denver to Omaha?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Denver, Colorado to Omaha, 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 Zephyr18h 50m$84.40
  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Denver to Omaha start from $67, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Omaha. Amtrak California Zephyr in Denver leaves from Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street . And in Omaha trains arrive at 1003 S 9th St .

    From Denver to Omaha train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 8 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Omaha faster, Amtrak California Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 49 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha?

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 49 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?

Tuesday 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 Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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 Omaha around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Denver to Omaha?

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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Denver to Omaha for $86.10.

City Information


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, 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.


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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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 Omaha?

Arrival stations

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

Need a return trip from Omaha to Denver?

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