Amtrak Heartland Flyer schedule title card
Amtrak Heartland Flyer

The Amtrak Heartland Flyer: A new passenger’s guide

The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is a daily regional train between Fort Worth, TX, Oklahoma City, OK, or one of the intermediate stops. This train travels 206 miles, taking around 4 hours from end to end, but you can get on or off at any stop.

A quick look at the Amtrak Heartland Flyer

Amtrak Heartland Flyer
Amtrak Heartland Flyer

This train connects you with the Texas Eagle, which can connect you with the rest of the Amtrak system via Chicago, LA, and other stations.

Amtrak Heartland Flyer Seating

The Heartland flyer offers coach seating, which offers:

Amtrak Superliner coach seats
Amtrak Superliner lower-level coach seating (Photo courtesy of
  • Business class is not available on this Heartland Flyer.
  • Comfortable seats
  • A fold-down tray
  • Individual reading lights
  • 120v grounded (three-prong) electric outlets.
  • There are overhead racks and shelves on the lower level for you to store your luggage.
  • There are upper and lower seating options
  • Restrooms are on the lower level.


A sandwisch, coffee, water, and brownie from an Amtrak cafe car.
A meal from the Amtrak Cafe Car

The cafe car offers a variety of:

  • Hot and cold meals
  • Snacks
  • Hot and cold beverages, including alcohol
  • Available for most of the journey.
    • It may be closed at the start and end of the route.

You may bring food and drink aboard the train, but you cannot consume personal alcohol on the train.

Due to FDA regulations, do not bring food you brought aboard into the cafe.


Amtrak allows dogs and cats

  • Up to 20 pounds with a combined weight of pet and carrier.
  • Paperwork is needed before you leave for the station.
  • Everything you need to know to bring your pet and the paperwork is in the Amtrak pet policy.

If you have a service or comfort animal, read Amtrak’s service animal policy to ensure your animal qualifies and for booking instructions.


This train does not offer a checked bag service.

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and 
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
  • If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each. 

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Additional Amtrak Heartland Flyer info

Here is a little more “official” information on the train.

Amtrak Heartland Flyer Schedule

Use this schedule as a guide; check with Amtrak or your eticket for exact times. Click on the stations below to see the services offered at that stop.

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Communities Served821
Last stop
5:25pFort Worth, TX (FTW)12:27p0
6:28pGainesville, TX (GLE)11:03a65
7:11pArdmore, OK (ADM)10:17a104
8:03pPauls Valley, OK (PVL)9:25a149
8:28pPurcell, OK (PUR)9:02a171
8:49pNorman, OK (NOR)8:47a186
9:27pOklahoma City, OK (OKC)8:25a206
Last StopStationsRead upMiles

You can use the button below or print them from Amtrak. I have an article on printing Amtrak schedules for specific routes or customs for your trip using the Amtrak website.

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My goal is to keep these as updated as possible.

Safe Travels,


Kevin Monteith

Kev Monteith has been traveling on Amtrak since 2012. With over a decade of experience, he has been on over 800 trains, covering over 200k miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by providing support and information. Outside of travel, Kev enjoys making music as an organist and outings with family.

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