background-img-buses-trains
chiku-desktop

Salt Lake City to Denver train

chiku-mobile
Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Salt Lake City - Denver Train Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from$30.00

Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Salt Lake City to Denver. The train trip from Salt Lake City to Denver is usually about 15 hours and 7 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance371 mi (596 km)
Fastest train15h 7m
Lowest price$77.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Salt Lake City to Denver

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Patrick

April 1, 2022- Business

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: I loved the staff and the family type atmosphere. Cons: I would change the food art all they have is frozen type food which is on but they need more variety like some pizzas pop tarts and other foods. Tips: Bring pillows and your own foods.

What is the price of a train ticket from Salt Lake City to Denver?

The average price for a train ticket from Salt Lake City to Denver is $77.00, By booking your trip at least 19 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $86.67 more.

Monthly average prices

$150$120$90$60$30ASONDJFMAMJJ
Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Salt Lake City to Denver. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $74. If you're planning a trip from Salt Lake City to Denver during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $129 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Salt Lake City to Denver. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 19 days before departure, you can save around $86.67. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Salt Lake City to Denver?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Salt Lake City to Denver. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr115h 7m$127.10
  • Amtrak California Zephyr is one of the longest train routes in the United States, spanning from Chicago to Emeryville. With views of the Colorado and Mississippi rivers, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Rockies, it highlights some of the most stunning views the US has.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Salt Lake City and Denver is approximately 371 miles, or 596 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 7 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.

Trains from Salt Lake City 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Salt Lake City at 3:00am and arrives in Denver around 15 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Denver with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Denver to Salt Lake City.

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.

Denver

Denver, CO - DEN-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Denver, CO - DEN-1

Image credit: Unsplash

Denver, CO - DEN-2

Image credit: Unsplash

Denver is the capital of Colorado, as well as the most populous city in the state. With buildings dating back to the 19th century, Denver is considered one of the most exemplary cities of the Old West era in the United States.

Denver’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains makes it a preferred destination for young travelers seeking the thrill of the slopes during the day and the vibrant nightlife activities only an urban setting can provide. In fact, Denver is among the biggest party cities in the U.S. and one of the craft beer capitals in the country. In addition, thanks to the diverse local crowd, Denver’s restaurant scene offers top-notch options from various world cuisines.

If you’re looking for a more quiet time during your stay, head to one of the many unique museums in town such as the Denver Art Museum, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts, or the Molly Brown House Museum. Craving a feast to the eyes and some fresh air? Check out the spectacular Denver Botanic Gardens.

As the biggest city in the Mountain states and a top Colorado destination, Denver is a busy travel hub. Even though the Denver airport is on the city’s outskirts, it is still easily accessible. If you are traveling to Denver by bus or train, you’ll be conveniently dropped off at Union Station in the heart of downtown Denver from where you can easily get anywhere in the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Salt Lake City?

340 S 600 W  - SLCAMT-0

Image credit: vxla

Link to image attribution
340 S 600 W  - SLCAMT-1

Image credit: Garrett

Link to image attribution

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 Denver?

Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street - DENAMT-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Main arrival station: Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

Denver’s Union Station first opened in 1881, and houses some of the city’s best shops, bars, and restaurants, making it a popular destination for locals and travelers alike. There is even a seasonal farmers market at the station! But first and foremost, Union Station is the primary transport hub for Denver. The station is served by Amtrak trains, and intercity buses operated by Greyhound, Burlington Trailways, Jefferson Lines and Express Arrow. From Union Station, travelers can also easily access Denver International Airport on the A Line commuter rail.

All train stations in Denver:

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

Get around town with Moovit

Find the best way to get to and from any station in Denver by public transit, courtesy of Moovit. Search now

Need a return trip from Denver to Salt Lake City?

Search Train Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android