Cheap Chicago to Denvertrain tickets

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How much are Chicago to Denver train tickets?

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How to find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Denver?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Denver is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Denver was $154.64. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $25.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Denver? How far is Chicago to Denver?

The distance between Chicago and Denver is 918.72 miles or 1478.16 km. A train trip from Chicago to Denver typically takes 26 hours, If you are looking to get to Denver faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak California Zephyr. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 17 hours and 15 minutes to get from Chicago to Denver.

Going from Chicago to Denver by train takes over 26 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Friday trains from Chicago to Denver are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Chicago to Denver

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Denver. On the route to Denver 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Denver, usually offering 4 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Denver with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Denver, which start at $94.00.

Chicago to Denver is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Denver start from $159.00, and on average cost $197.69. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Denver. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Denver trains arrive at Union Station and one other train station.

From Chicago to Denver train travel on Amtrak takes 29 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Denver faster, Amtrak offers more express-schedule options with a travel time of 17 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $206.17 for a one-way train ticket to Denver.

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Avg. Time
5h 35m
Avg. Price
$197.69

Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr train tickets from Chicago to Denver start from $98.00, and on average cost $124.54. Daily there are 1 Amtrak California Zephyr schedules to Denver. Amtrak California Zephyr in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Denver trains arrive at Union Station,

From Chicago to Denver train travel on Amtrak California Zephyr takes 18 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Denver faster, Amtrak California Zephyr offers more express-schedule options with a travel time of 17 hours and 0 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Denver on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak California Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost $139.52 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

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Snacks
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
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Avg. Time
18h 15m
Avg. Price
$124.54

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Denver. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Denver. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station, Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St.
  • Union Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1055 19th St