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Duration 18h 40m
Distance 1008.8 miles
Average price $130
Frequency 3/week

Trip overview

The train between Denver and Chicago takes 18h 40m. The train runs, on average, 3 times per week from Denver to Chicago. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Denver
  2. Chicago
18h 40m
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$100 - $150

Denver to Chicago train times

Trains run once daily between Denver and Chicago. The service departs Denver at 19:10 in the evening, which arrives into Chicago at 14:50. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 18h 40m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Want to know about travelling from Denver to Chicago? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Denver and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 40m.

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The distance between Denver and Chicago is 923 miles. The road distance is 1008.8 miles.

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Denver to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Denver station.

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Denver to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago is 1h ahead of Denver. It is currently 7:19 PM in Denver and 8:19 PM in Chicago.

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What companies run services between Denver and Chicago?

Amtrak operates a train from Denver to Chicago Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 18h 40m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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+1 215-856-7924
Train from Denver to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320

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