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Greyhound operates most buses to El Paso from Denver, and they offer passengers a variety of amenities. This includes free Wi-Fi for the trip’s duration and nearby power outlets that allow you to charge your phone, laptop, tablet, or other device. The seats are comfortable, made from leather, and reclinable. Also, the buses don’t have middle seats, so each passenger can sit by the aisle or by the window. Although there are multiple scheduled stops on buses from Denver to El Paso, there is also a restroom on board in case you need to go in between stops. Accessible seating is available in the front of the bus for passengers with reduced mobility, and a wheelchair lift can help you to get on or off the bus.
Most buses from Denver to El Paso allow passengers to bring up to four items of luggage. This includes one carry-on and three checked bags. The carry-on bag must be 25 lbs or less and needs to be small enough to fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. Each of the three checked bags can be up to 50 lbs in weight and 62 inches in size (when length + width + height is added together). For most bus tickets from Denver to El Paso, the carry-on and first checked bag are free and the other two checked bags come with an additional fee. Bags that are generally accepted include backpacks, duffel bags, and suitcases. Bags that are prohibited include paper bags, plastic bags, and bags with items sticking out.
Before boarding a bus to El Paso from Denver, passengers will need to bring their ID and their bus ticket. The ID needs to be government-issued (driver’s license, passport, non-driver’s ID, etc.). Alternative forms of ID (college ID, library cards, etc.) are not usually accepted. The bus ticket may be purchased online and downloaded onto your smartphone as an e-ticket. Alternatively, tickets may be purchased at the Denver Union Station. With your ticket and ID in hand, you may board the bus. However, passengers between the ages of 12 and 16 who are traveling alone need to complete an Unaccompanied Child Form before boarding the bus.
The buses from Denver to El Paso follow two main routes. The shorter route goes southwest of Denver through New Mexico, and the longer route goes southeast of Denver through Texas. The shorter route passes by four Colorado locations, including Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Walsenburg, and Trinidad. From there, it passes into New Mexico and stops at Raton, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces. An hour after that, the trains pull into El Paso, Texas. The longer route passes five Colorado locations—Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Rocky Ford, Lamar, and Springfield. From there, it passes into Texas and stops by Dumas, Amarillo, Plainview, Lubbock, Brownfield, and Seminole. After that, it dips into New Mexico with stops in Hobbs and Carlsbad, and then stops at Salt Flat, Texas, before arriving in El Paso.
Most buses to El Paso from Denver depart from the Denver Union Station Bus Concourse where Greyhound is located. If you’re in other parts of Denver, you may reach Union Station by taxi, ride-share, light rail (lines C, E, and W), or commuter rail (lines A, B, G, and N). Alternatively, the company Los Paisanos Autobus provides Denver to El Paso buses that depart from Broadway Street. To get there from Denver Union Station, you may take bus #15 and then walk a half-mile or so. Greyhound buses arrive in El Paso Park at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown El Paso, Texas. The Los Paisanos Autobus buses park at their offices about a half-mile or so away.
The fastest journey time from Denver Intl to El Paso is 14h 10m. For this route, you may experience slight differences in travel time depending on the bus you book. Look for nonstop options when searching if possible.
Denver Intl and El Paso are 557.4 mi apart from one another. The actual distance traveled by bus depends on the route taken - roadwork or traffic often impact this and longer routes can change often. In terms of time, 14h 10m by bus is reasonable for normal traffic levels.