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There are 4 ways to get from Denver to Rifle by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver Union Station to Rifle Park and Ride CDOT West Line

$30 - $40

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Train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Denver Union Station to Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$135 - $214

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Rifle 206.4 miles

$20 - $30

Fly, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Aspen (ASE) DEN - ASE
  2. Take the bus from ABC/Airport to 27th Street South Glenwood Station
  3. Take the bus from 27th Street South Glenwood Station to Railroad and 4th Street

$287 - $673

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The cheapest way to get from Denver to Rifle is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Rifle is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Denver Union Station station and arriving at Rifle Park and Ride. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Denver and Rifle is 150 miles. The road distance is 206.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Denver to Rifle without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $30 - $40.

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The bus from Denver Union Station to Rifle Park and Ride takes 4 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Denver to Rifle bus services, operated by Bustang, arrive at Denver Union Station.

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The best way to get from Denver to Rifle is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $30 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $220 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Aspen Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Denver to Rifle bus services, operated by Bustang, arrive at Rifle Park and Ride station.

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Map of how to get from Denver to Rifle.
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  • Distance: 150.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Denver, CO, USA and Rifle, CO, USA?

Bustang operates a bus from Denver to Rifle once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Denver to Rifle twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $95 and the journey takes 5 h 41 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Aspen
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Denver Union Station to Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Union Station to Rifle Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
ridebustang.com
RFTA
Phone
+1 970-925-8484
Website
rfta.com
Bus from ABC/Airport to 27th Street South Glenwood Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rfta.com
Bus from 27th Street South Glenwood Station to Railroad and 4th Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rfta.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Rifle is 206 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to drive from Denver to Rifle.

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United Airlines offers flights from Denver Airport to Aspen Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Rifle. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Denver to Denver Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs $9.

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