Travel from VAN to LAJ

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

VAN to LAJ Trains

train tickets from Vancouver to La Junta

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

train tickets from Portland to La Junta

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

VAN to LAJ Buses

bus tickets from Portland to Rocky Ford

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

bus tickets from Woodburn to Rocky Ford

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

Drive from VAN to LAJ

Driving from VAN to LAJ

$150 · 18h 53min

It's 1114 miles between VAN to LAJ. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 53min and 19h 50min from VAN 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 VAN 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.

VAN to LAJ CO - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from VAN 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 VAN/LAJ buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from VAN 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 VAN WA 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 VAN 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 VAN to LAJ?

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

Does Amtrak go from VAN to LAJ?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between VAN area and LAJ, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 15 hours 1 minute. We recommend catching the train at VAN Vancouver Amtrak, which is about 0 miles from VAN. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles.

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

The total distance between VAN 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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