Travel from SPM to LAJ

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$207 | 1d 5h 54min Train$231 | 1d 3h 54min Bus166 lb of CO2
  1. Train$231
    1d 3h 54min · 305 lb of CO2
  2. Bus$211
    1d 6h 26min · 169 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$150
    18h 53min · 214 lb of CO2

SPM to LAJ Trains

train tickets from South Shore to La Junta

$231 · 1d 3h 54min
AmtrakAmtrak SPM train to LAJ
Train Tickets
About $231
Travel Duration
1d 3h 54min
South Shore - SPM
Amtrak from SPM to CHIAmtrak · 7h 34minCardinal
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to LAJAmtrak · 20h 20minSouthwest Chief
La Junta - LAJ

train tickets from Ashland to La Junta

$235 · 1d 4h 28min
AmtrakAmtrak AKY train to LAJ
Train Tickets
About $235
Travel Duration
1d 4h 28min
Ashland - AKY
Amtrak from AKY to CHIAmtrak · 8h 7minCardinal
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to LAJAmtrak · 20h 20minSouthwest Chief
La Junta - LAJ

SPM to LAJ Buses

bus tickets from Piketon to Rocky Ford

$211 · 1d 6h 26min
Various bus companies
About $211
Travel Duration
1d 6h 26min

bus tickets from Ashland to Rocky Ford

$215 · 1d 7h 3min
Various bus companies
About $215
Travel Duration
1d 7h 3min

bus tickets from Jackson to Rocky Ford

$215 · 1d 6h 59min
Various bus companies
About $215
Travel Duration
1d 6h 59min

bus tickets from Peebles to Rocky Ford

$207 · 1d 5h 54min
Various bus companies
About $207
Travel Duration
1d 5h 54min

Drive from SPM to LAJ

Driving from SPM to LAJ

$150 · 18h 53min

It's 1114 miles between SPM to LAJ. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 53min and 19h 49min from SPM to LAJ 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 LAJ 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 LAJ

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

When to book trip from SPM to LAJ?

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.

SPM to LAJ CO - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from SPM to LAJ. 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 LAJ is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the SPM/LAJ buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from SPM 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 SPM KY and LAJ 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 SPM to LAJ? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of LAJ 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 LAJ 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 SPM to LAJ?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from SPM to LAJ is by bus. The bus costs $207 roughly and will take 1 day 5 hours 54 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from SPM to LAJ?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between SPM area and LAJ, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 3 hours 54 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SPM South Portsmouth Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from SPM. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

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

The total distance between SPM and LAJ 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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