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There are 4 ways to get from Salt Lake City to Denver by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Denver (DEN) SLC - DEN

$44 - $234

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Bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City to Denver "Greyhound"

$55 - $80

Train  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City to Denver California Zephyr

$65 - $95

Drive  •  7h 58m

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Denver 538 miles

$50 - $80

Salt Lake City to Denver by bus

The bus journey time between Salt Lake City and Denver is around 10h 30m and covers a distance of around 549 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 10h 30m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
10h 30m
Fastest bus time:
10h 30m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$55
Carbon emissions:
109 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:40
Last bus departs at:
07:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salt Lake City to Denver bus schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Salt Lake City to Denver is to drive, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 7h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Denver is to fly which costs $40 - $240 and takes 3h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salt Lake City and arriving at Denver. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salt Lake City and arriving at Denver. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 8m.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Denver is 373 miles. The road distance is 538 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Denver without a car is to bus which takes 10h 30m and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Salt Lake City to Denver, including transfers.

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Salt Lake City to Denver bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Salt Lake City station.

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Salt Lake City to Denver train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Salt Lake City station.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Denver is to fly which takes 3h 49m and costs $40 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $80 and takes 10h 30m, you could also train, which costs $65 - $95 and takes 15h 8m.

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  • Distance: 373 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and Denver, CO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to Denver hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Salt Lake City to Denver once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 10h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $270
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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 Salt Lake City to Denver
Ave. Duration
15h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Salt Lake City to Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $130

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Salt Lake City to Denver bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Denver station.

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Salt Lake City to Denver train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Denver station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to Denver is 538 miles. It takes approximately 7h 58m to drive from Salt Lake City to Denver.

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to Denver Airport.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25 min and costs $3.

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