Amtrak Heartland Flyer schedule title card
Amtrak Heartland Flyer schedule title card

Heartland Flyer (Amtrak): Fort Worth – Oklahoma City

The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is a daily regional train that provides a flexible and comfortable way to travel between Fort Worth, TX, and Oklahoma City, OK. The 206-mile journey takes around 4 hours from end to end, offering a convenient travel option with multiple intermediate stops such as Gainesville, TX, and Norman, OK.

This article contains the basics for the Heartland Flyer, including the train’s schedule, accommodation options, food choices, and more.

Whether you plan a trip from end to end or get off at an intermediate stop, this could be a fun train adventure!


Amtrak Heartland Flyer
Amtrak Heartland Flyer

Seating accommodation on the Amtrak Heartland Flyer

Amtrak Superliner coach seats
Amtrak Superliner lower-level coach seating (Photo courtesy of Amtrak.com)

The Heartland Flyer’s seating accommodations include comfortable seats with a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v grounded (three-prong) electric outlets. 

For your convenience, the lower level of the Heartland Flyer features overhead racks and shelves for easy luggage storage and upper and lower seating options. Restrooms are also conveniently located on the lower level. 

Please note that business class is not available on the Heartland Flyer.

Kev’s coach class travel tips

Over the years, I have developed a list of a few essentials that enhance my travel experience aboard this or any Amtrak train. I do have an article on entertainment ideas on Amtrak.

If you do not keep your phone and other electronics charged, they soon become useless. To keep those devices charged, bringing an extension cord is helpful so you can charge multiple devices simultaneously. Additionally, if you have an aisle seat, an extension cord allows you to access power without inconveniencing your seatmate.

Headphones are a must-have for using your devices without disturbing others.

Carrying a water bottle and some snacks is always a good idea. I also like to have some money on hand for the cafe car. That way, I can get out of my seat and get something warm, and it can be fun, especially if you have a kiddo with you.

Coach car layout

Amtrak Superliner Coach Car Diagram
Superliner coach car diagram: Some cars do not have lower seating but have space for baggage.

Food on the Heartland Flyer

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

The café car offers a variety of hot and cold meals, snacks, and beverages, including alcohol, for your journey. 

The cafe is on the lower level of one of the cars. The staff will announce the locations while you are on board or ask a conductor. It may be closed at the start and end of the route but open for the rest.

You may bring food and drink aboard the train, but you cannot consume personal alcohol on the train. Be considerate of other passengers by avoiding pungent food; we all appreciate it.

Due to FDA regulations, do not bring food you brought aboard into the café. Amtrak cannot store, heat, or cool your food you did not buy onboard.

Pets

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.

Luggage

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
  • 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.

Amtrak Heartland Flyer Schedule

Use this schedule or timetable 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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Last stop
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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
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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.

Thank you for visiting the Amtrak Heartland Flyer schedule page.

My goal is to keep these as updated as possible.

Safe Travels,

Kev

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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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