Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Denver

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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Chicago to Denver will cost around $ 102 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 102.

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Train schedule from Chicago to Denver

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Fastest train times from Chicago to Denver

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Fastest Journey

18 h 15 m


18 h 15 m

Trains per day



1475 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Chicago for Denver every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 1475 km distance in an average of 18 h 15 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 18 h 15 m .

The slowest trains will take 18 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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Overview: Train from Chicago to Denver

distanceDistance915 miles (1475 km)
durationAverage train duration18 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$246 (€219)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Denver cover the 915 miles (1475 km) long journey taking on average 18 h 15 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $176 (€157), but the average price of train tickets is $246 (€219).

Train companies: Amtrak from Chicago to Denver trains

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets to Denver from Chicago from $176 (€157) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.


Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey to Denver from Chicago.

Amtrak from Chicago to Denver train information:

  • Average Duration: 18 h 40 min
  • Average Price: $176
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Chicago and Denver:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Travel Tips: Trains from Chicago to Denver

Travel by train to Denver easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Denver.

How much are cheap trains from Chicago to Denver?

Train tickets from Chicago to Denver for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $176 (€157)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Denver?

The Chicago to Denver train ticket price is on average $246 (€219)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.

What is the distance from Chicago to Denver by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Denver from Chicago by train to be approximately 915 miles (1475 km).

How long is the train to Denver from Chicago?

On average the Chicago to Denver train travel time is 18 h 15 min  for the 915 miles (1475 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Which train providers can take me from Chicago to Denver?

When taking a train from Chicago to Denver, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Denver. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Chicago to Denver and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services are there from Chicago to Denver a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Chicago to Denver. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Chicago to Denver? When does the last train depart from Chicago to Denver?

You can take the earliest train from Chicago to Denver at 7: 00 PM   or take the last train from Chicago to Denver leaving at 8: 00 PM. Look for the latest Chicago to Denver train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How early should I book Chicago to Denver train tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets between Chicago and Denver within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $246 (€219) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Chicago to Denver a few months in advance.