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Grand Junction-Denver Train Schedule

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Grand Junction to Denver?

Lowest Price$44.00
Fastest Train8h 15m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $44.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Grand Junction, CO to Denver, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $21.63 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Grand Junction and Denver is approximately 196 miles, or 315 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 15 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 Grand Junction to Denver 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 Tuesday 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 Grand Junction at 10:00am and arrives in Denver around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Grand Junction to Denver?

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

Which train should you take from Grand Junction to Denver?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Grand Junction, Colorado to Denver, 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 Zephyr18h 15m$48.05

Where is the train station in Grand Junction?

There is one train station in Grand Junction:

  • 339 S 1st St

Where is the train station in Denver?

Denver has one train station:

  • Union Station

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Grand Junction, CO to Denver, CO
Based on 8 reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak California Zephyr report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 13 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 14, 2019Visiting family
I liked how we could walk around.
Nothing much
September 20, 2019Couples trip
Beautiful scenery.
Need more dining cars, many unable to eat in dining car. Restrooms in upper coach. Very difficult for elderly to get down to use restrooms.
Take something to eat and drink.
August 28, 2019Vacation
wonderful conductors on board who took time to highlight the highlites of this scenic route.Also great dining room staff.
bathroom cleanliness
try to sit in observation area....bring cards /games to play if with others
July 17, 2019Couples trip
The scenery across Colorado!!!
Seating assignments
Bring hand sanitizer for bathroom use.
July 1, 2019Visiting family
Lovely trip with beautiful scenery. Very comfortable also.
Reliability. The train was 3-½ hours late! There was nothing to let us know it would be late. I loved everything about the trip except for the tardiness of it. We’ve taken the train twice in a month and it was late both times.
Check before you go to the station to make sure it’s on time.

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