Travel from LAJ to VAN

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$207 | 1d 5h 55min Bus$207 | 1d 5h 55min Bus166 lb of CO2
  1. Train$314
    1d 15h 1min · 426 lb of CO2
  2. Bus$208
    1d 5h 57min · 166 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$150
    18h 53min · 214 lb of CO2

LAJ to VAN Trains

train tickets from La Junta to Vancouver

$315 · 1d 15h 1min
AmtrakAmtrak LAJ train to VAN
Train Tickets
About $315
Travel Duration
1d 15h 1min
La Junta - LAJ
Amtrak from LAJ to LAXAmtrak · 19h 53minSouthwest Chief
Los Angeles - LAX
Amtrak from LAX to VANAmtrak · 19h 8minCoast Starlight
Vancouver - VAN

train tickets from La Junta to Portland

$314 · 1d 14h 52min
AmtrakAmtrak LAJ train to PDX
Train Tickets
About $314
Travel Duration
1d 14h 52min
La Junta - LAJ
Amtrak from LAJ to LAXAmtrak · 19h 53minSouthwest Chief
Los Angeles - LAX
Amtrak from LAX to PDXAmtrak · 18h 58minCoast Starlight
Portland - PDX

LAJ to VAN Buses

bus tickets from Rocky Ford to Portland

$208 · 1d 5h 57min
Various bus companies
About $208
Travel Duration
1d 5h 57min

bus tickets from Rocky Ford to Beaverton

$208 · 1d 6h 4min
Various bus companies
About $208
Travel Duration
1d 6h 4min

bus tickets from Rocky Ford to Woodburn

$207 · 1d 5h 55min
Various bus companies
About $207
Travel Duration
1d 5h 55min

Drive from LAJ to VAN

Driving from LAJ to VAN

$150 · 18h 53min

It's 1114 miles between LAJ to VAN. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 53min and 19h 50min from LAJ to VAN under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 46min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to VAN 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.

Our recommendation to VAN

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from LAJ to VAN?

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 VAN WA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from LAJ to VAN. 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 VAN is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the LAJ/VAN 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 VAN 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 VAN? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of VAN 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 VAN 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 VAN?

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

Does Amtrak go from LAJ to VAN?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between LAJ area and VAN, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 15 hours 1 minute. 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 VAN by car?

The total distance between LAJ and VAN is 1114 miles and will take you about 18 hours 53 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

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