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Denver-Omaha Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Denver to Omaha?

Lowest Price$67.00
Fastest Train8h 49m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Denver to Omaha 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 Omaha?

In the last month, $67.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

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?

Trains from Denver to Omaha are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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 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 $70.00.

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 49m$68.23

Where is the train station in Denver?

There is one train station in Denver:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Omaha?

Omaha has one train station:

  • 1003 S 9th St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 11, 2019Visiting family
The economy of travel.
The angle of the seats when reclining could be flatter.
Make sure you have plenty of time. My train was 2-3 hours late both directions.
June 28, 2019Business
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)
If only Amtrak cared about people more than freight, there could be less time delays.
Please plan at least for a 2 hour delay on your trip.

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