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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Denver?

Lowest Price$100.00
Fastest Train18h 15m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2
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Chicago-Denver Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Denver?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $143.89 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Denver. By booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $31.97 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Denver?

The distance between Chicago and Denver is approximately 918 miles, or 1478 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 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 Chicago 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Chicago to Denver?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Chicago to Denver. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Denver to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Denver for $77.00.

What train services are there from Chicago to Denver?

2 train services operate from Chicago to Denver. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 15h 26m$178.87
Amtrak California Zephyr118h 15m$110.83

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Denver?

Denver receives travelers from Chicago at its two active train stations:

  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St

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