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Chicago to Denver train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$98.00
Shortest Duration18h 0m
Trips per day3
train carriers2
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How to book cheap Chicago to Denver train tickets?

The best way to get deals on 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 $149.81. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $25.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train 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 2:00 PM on Wednesday 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.

Amtrak from Chicago to Denver has the most daily schedules

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 60 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? Traveling by Bus from Chicago to Denver starts at $89.00.

2 carriers offer Chicago to Denver train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Chicago to Denver from $159.00. There are 3 Amtrak schedules from Chicago to Denver and you can expect on average to pay $190.26 for a Amtrak ticket to Denver. In Chicago, Amtrak departs to Denver 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 32 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Denver in 18 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $191.97 for a weekend getaway trip to Denver.

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Avg. Time
5h 32m
Avg. Price
$190.26

Amtrak California Zephyr

Book Amtrak California Zephyr from Chicago to Denver from $98.00. There are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules from Chicago to Denver and you can expect on average to pay $132.72 for a Amtrak California Zephyr ticket to Denver. In Chicago, Amtrak California Zephyr departs to Denver 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, while the fastest available Amtrak California Zephyr trip will get you to Denver in 18 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak California Zephyr offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $138.21 for a weekend getaway trip to Denver.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
18h 15m
Avg. Price
$132.72

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, Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St are the main train stations in Denver for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St