How to travel from Chicago to Denver

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from Chicago to Denver

You can get from Chicago to Denver by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
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To get from Chicago to Denver on Oct 06 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:56PMO'Hare International Airport, IL2h44 07:40PMDenver International Airport, CO
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02:00PMUnion Station18h15 07:15AMUnion Station
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07:40PMO'Hare International Airport, IL2h43 09:23PMDenver International Airport, CO
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2651One-way
07:15AMO'Hare International Airport, IL2h45 09:00AMDenver International Airport, CO
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09:43AMO'Hare International Airport, IL2h55 11:38AMDenver International Airport, CO
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Travel Information from Chicago to Denver

distanceDistance915 miles (1475 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$136 - $246
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $136 (€130) • 24 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $246 (€234) • 2 h 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 915 miles (1475 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Denver from Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 29 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $136 (€130). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to Denver.

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Travel Tips: Travel 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.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Denver: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Denver is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $136 (€130) compared to other travel options to Denver:

Taking a bus is about $110 (€105) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $246 (€234) for this trip.

Taking a bus is usually $75 (€71) less than taking a train to Denver, which costs on average $211 (€201) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Denver from Chicago is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 29 min.

Other travel options to Denver can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 24 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 18 h 15 min.

The distance from Chicago to Denver is approximately 915 miles (1475 km).

The average frequency per day from Chicago to Denver is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Chicago and Denver as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to Denver:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Chicago to Denver, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Greyhound can take you to Denver by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Greyhound from Chicago to Denver for $136 (€130).
    • Travel with United to go to Denver by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find United Chicago to Denver tickets on Omio for $246 (€234).
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Denver by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Chicago to Denver tickets on Omio for $211 (€201).
    Your trip from Chicago to Denver doesn't have to end in Denver. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or New York City. If you’d like to add Paris, London or New York City to your Chicago to Denver tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Denver today!

    When planning your trip from Chicago to Denver, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost on average $136 (€130) one way.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $246 (€234) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $211 (€201) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Chicago to Denver online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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