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Travel guide Chicago–Denver


What train companies operate the route from Chicago to Denver?

This route is operated by Amtrak (California Zephyr line).

What is the schedule for the train route from Chicago to Denver?

There is a single departure everyday at 2:00 PM.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Chicago to Denver?

Trains depart from Chicago’s Union Station and arrive at Denver’s Union Station.

What distance is the train route from Chicago to Denver?

The train covers a distance of approximately 1000 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Denver by train?

The expected travel time is 18 hours 15 minutes.

What are the stops on the train route from Chicago to Denver?

Intermediate stops on this route include Naperville Station, Princeton Station, Amtrak Galesburg Station, Burlington Station, Mount Pleasant Station, Ottumwa Station, Osceola Station, Creston Station, Amtrak Omaha Station, Lincoln Station, Hastings Station, Holdrege Station, McCook Station, and Fort Morgan Station.

Why should you travel by train from Chicago to Denver?

The train between Chicago and Denver travels overnight, which allows passengers to sleep on the train. The train arrives in Denver at early morning (7:15 AM), so visitors will have a full day to enjoy.

What is there to see and do in Denver?

Denver sits at the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, kayaking, camping, and more. In addition to downtown parks, the city has a number mountain parks, including Red Rocks park, which surrounds the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. If you’re lucky you can catch one of your favorite bands’ concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater. There are a number of state parks and ski resorts just west of Denver, in the mountains.