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Travel guide Denver–San Francisco


What train companies operate the route from Denver to San Francisco?

The route from Denver to San Francisco is operated primarily by Amtrak (California Zephyr service), with a small portion run by Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (F bus).

What is the schedule for the train route from Denver to San Francisco?

Trains depart one time per day, at 8:05 AM.

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

California Zephyr trains pull out of Denver’s Union Station, and F buses pull into San Francisco’ Temporary Transbay Terminal.

What distance is the train route from Denver to San Francisco?

The overall distance traveled by rail/bus is around 1,100 miles.

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

The overall duration of travel is 34 hours.

What are the stops on the train route from Denver to San Francisco?

After leaving Denver, the train stops at the following intermediate stops: Fraser Station, Granby Station, Glenwood Springs Station, Grand Junction Station, Green River Station, Helper Station, Provo Station, Salt Lake City Station, Elko Station, Winnemucca Station, Reno Station, Truckee Station, Colfax Station, Roseville, Sacramento Station, Davis Station, Martinez Station, Richmond Station, and Emeryville Station (transfer point, with walk to bus stop at Shellmound Street at Powell Street). From this bus stop, the F bus runs nonstop to the final destination.

Why should you travel by train from Denver to San Francisco?

This train route is perhaps the most scenic train route in the USA, passing magnificent mountain and desert vistas along the way. Many people take the California Zephyr train solely for recreational purposes, although it is also a great way to travel for practical purposes.

What is there to see and do in San Francisco?

Top San Francisco attractions include Alcatraz Island (former prison, featured in several movies), the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, and Union Square.