Cheap train tickets fromChicago to Denver

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traveling from Chicago to Denver by train

Cheapest price$122.00
Shortest Duration18h 15m
Trips per day3
train carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Chicago to Denver?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Chicago to Denver is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to Denver were $165.13. By booking 0 days out, tickets are on average $0.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Chicago to Denver?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Denver by train is at 2:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 3:00 PM on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Chicago to Denver?

On average there are 3 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Chicago to Denver, with an average of 3 trips per day and 59 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to Denver. Of the 3 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Chicago start at $89.00.

train lines that run from Chicago to Denver

Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Denver. The average Amtrak California Zephyr ticket to Denver costs $140.44. Cheap Amtrak California Zephyr tickets to Denver are available on Wanderu starting from $98.00. In Chicago, Amtrak California Zephyr departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Denver, Amtrak California Zephyr arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak California Zephyr from Chicago to Denver takes 18 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak California Zephyr offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $145.61 for a weekend getaway trip to Denver.

Amtrak California Zephyr
Amtrak California Zephyr
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
18h 15m
Avg. Price
$140.44

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 3 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Denver. The average Amtrak ticket to Denver costs $188.50. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Denver are available on Wanderu starting from $159.00. In Chicago, Amtrak departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Denver, Amtrak arrives at Union Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Chicago to Denver takes 29 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Denver in 18 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $182.11 for a weekend getaway trip to Denver.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
29h 26m
Avg. Price
$188.50

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Chicago. Most train trips to Denver will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in Denver at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station, Greyhound Station - 1055 19th St are the main train stations in Denver for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Union Station
  • Greyhound Station - 1055 19th St