Travel from LAJ to SLM

Train
$305
1d 13h 41min
416 lb of CO2
Bus
$208
1d 6h 0min
166 lb of CO2
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Drive
$150
18h 52min
214 lb of CO2

Drive from LAJ to SLM

It's 1113 miles between LAJ to SLM. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 52min and 19h 49min from LAJ to SLM under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 45min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to SLM by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $150.

What is the best way to travel from LAJ to SLM?

Because SLM is so far away from LAJ, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to SLM do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from LAJ to SLM?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train, bus or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

LAJ to SLM OR - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from LAJ to SLM. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to SLM is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the LAJ/SLM buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from LAJ is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between LAJ CO and SLM during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from LAJ to SLM? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of SLM traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to SLM is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from LAJ to SLM?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from LAJ to SLM is by bus. The bus costs $207 roughly and will take 1 day 5 hours 55 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from LAJ to SLM?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between LAJ area and SLM, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 14 hours 6 minutes. We recommend catching the train at LAJ La Junta Amtrak, which is about 0 miles from LAJ. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles.

How long does it take from LAJ to SLM by car?

The total distance between LAJ and SLM is 1113 miles and will take you about 18 hours 52 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

LAJ to SLM Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $207
Fastest Way Bus — 1d 5h 55min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 166 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 1,113 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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Amtrak from LAJ to SLM
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