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Trains from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs

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Salt Lake City - Colorado Springs Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs. Traveling by train from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs usually takes around 22 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 20 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance398 mi (641 km)
Fastest train20h 50m
Lowest price$81.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Which train should you take from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak222h 47m$100.73
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $81.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs?

The distance between Salt Lake City and Colorado Springs is approximately 398 miles, or 641 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 22 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 50 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 Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 Salt Lake City at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs?

Trains leave the station in Salt Lake City twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

City Information

Salt Lake City

A city shrouded in a mystical veil to most visitors, Salt Lake City stands among one of the most culturally unique destinations in the U.S. Salt Lake City offers tourists a unique chance to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Temple Square is the best place to do so. Housing the Salt Lake Temple along with other significant historic buildings, the square will take you back to the earliest days of the city, immersing you in a unique cultural experience. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Great Salt Lake itself and to dive into its cool and refreshing water.

Salt Lake City features a diverse food scene, with Mexican food receiving a lot of attention. Those who wish to enjoy the best Mexican dishes in town could try Red Iguana. For travelers who are simply looking for the best burgers, Crown Burgers’ char-broiled patties will certainly be a great choice.

The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub is the central transportation hub in the city. It is currently served by several rail services such as Amtrak, TRAX, and FrontRunner. Travelers can also catch Greyhound buses at the station. The Salt Lake City International Airport is the main airport for the city. Located about 4 miles west of Downtown, the airport is a major gateway to the Mountain West and the West Coast region.

Colorado Springs

Boasting magnificent mountain ranges and scenic quaint old towns, Colorado Springs is an incredible destination in Colorado for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the Garden of the Gods, which features life-like red rock formations that look just like titans from the days of yore. Travelers can explore on foot or in a jeep, or as part of a guided horseback tour for a truly Wild-West experience. Other exciting outdoor landmarks include Pikes Peak and Royal Gorge. For travelers who seek a cultural experience, a trip through the Old Colorado City, which still retains the signature Wild-West vibe, will certainly be memorable.

As the home to institutions such as the Air Force Academy and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, Colorado Springs offers history enthusiasts a great chance to dive into the country’s rich aviation and sports history. Or, if you're heading to Colorado Springs for a bachelorette party, head straight to the namesake hot springs for the most relaxing and scenic experience.

The Tejon Park n Ride station serves as Colorado Springs’ main bus and train station. While the city does not have an international airport, its municipal airport provides direct routes to domestic destinations like Dallas, Salt Lake City, etc.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Salt Lake City?

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Main departure station: 340 S 600 W

The Amtrak Station is a part of Salt Lake Central Station, the principal transportation hub in Salt Lake City. The station is within walking distance from the Bus Terminal, allowing you to easily transfer to bus service on Amtrak Thruway or Jefferson Lines. Along with UTA commuter rail, the station serves Amtrak’s California Zephyr on its journey from Emeryville to Chicago. A park-and-ride lot is available across the street, and travelers can rent bikes from the on-site bicycle sharing service, Greenbike. However you get around town, you’ll appreciate the convenience of the Amtrak station, located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.

All train stations in Salt Lake City:

  • 340 S 600 W

Where is the train station in Colorado Springs?

Main arrival station: Big Dog Co - 120 S Weber St

Tejon Park-n-Ride is a Park-n-Ride location just off 1-25 at exit 140, on Tejon street. Besides local CODOT public transit, you can catch Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and Amtrak Thruway intercity buses from this station. Although there is not a building associated with this bus stop, several nearby fast food options with indoor seating can make waiting for your bus more comfortable. From the Tejon Park-n-Ride, you can travel to nearby Denver or farther afield on trips to destinations like Phoenix, Dallas, or San Diego.

All train stations in Colorado Springs:

  • Big Dog Co - 120 S Weber St

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