Sunset Limited schedule
Sunset Limited schedule

2023 Amtrak Sunset Limited Schedule & More

This page gives you a quick look at Amtrak Sunset Limited Schedule. If you are looking for a printable timetable, options are further down. You can click on each station to see what amenities they offer.

This page displays best on mobile devices if you hold your phone horizontally. These are also guides, and Amtrak can change times at any time.

Temporary Sunset Limited Schedule Changes, Service Alerts, and Notices

Check this link before booking, after booking, and before you leave.

Sunset Limited Booking Sidenote

Sunset Limited in El Paso, TX
Amtrak’s train 2/422 Sunset Limited/ Texas Eagle in El Paso, TX.

Three days a week, a coach and sleeper car is taken off train 21, the Texas Eagle, and added 1 Sunset Limited; those cars are “train” 421. Texas Eagle 422 is a sleeper and coach car on the Sunset Limited from LA to San Antonio and added to train 22 and heads to Chicago.

If you are traveling between San Antonio and LA, it does not matter if you are on train 1 or 421; the same is true with 2 or 422.

For more information, check out this article about trains with multiple route numbers.

Accommodations for the Sunset Limited

Coach Class Seating

Coach seating – features comfortable reclining seats with ample legroom and a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets.

Superliner Bedroom
The hallway for Amtrak Superliner Bedrooms

Sleeper Car (Rooms)

All rooms include:

Family Bedroom – these rooms provide seating and berths for two adults and two smaller kids. They also offer access to a shower.

Bedroom – these rooms give you twice the space of a Roomette with seating by day, upper and lower berths by night, and an in-room restroom and shower.

Roomette – these accommodations offer passengers seating by day that turns into upper and lower berths at night. Additionally, you have access to a shower in your car.

Accessible Room – these rooms offer accommodations for passengers with a disability; accessible Bedrooms are located on the lower level of the train and provide ample space for a wheelchair, with a sofa for two by day and upper and lower berth for the night.

Bikes, pets, and luggage

Bicycle – Space is available for standard, full-size bicycles (up to 50 lbs, 70 inches x 41 inches x 8.5 inches). Amtrak stores bikes in designated bike racks/areas inside Coach passenger cars or the baggage car (if available).

Pet – Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours.

Checked Baggage – Two bags up to 50 lbs. and 75 linear inches are allowed per person for free. Charges
apply for additional and oversized luggage. Not all locations can handle checked baggage. Click the station links below to see if they offer checked baggage service.

Wheelchair Ramp – is available to assist passengers in boarding and detraining with a wheeled mobility device.

Food offerings on the Sunset Limited

Cafe – is found on the lower level of the Sightseer Lounge and features a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages for sale, and it is available for all customers from early morning until late at night.

Traditional dining – These are chef-prepared meals with table service, selections for kids, and a wide array of wine, beer, and spirits. Sleeping passengers can have meals brought to their rooms.

The meals are complimentary for customers with sleeping accommodations or at set prices for coach passengers. Amtrak can limit seating for coach passengers.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Schedule

It is a shortstop if the station does not list an Arrival and departure time. This train does run three days a week, indicated under the times.

Trains 1
Communities ServedTrain 2
Read DownRuns three times a weekMilesRead up
Mo, We, Sa
New Orleans, LA
Union Passenger Terminal (NOL)
Tu, Fr, Su
Mo, We, Sa
Schriever, LA (SCH)567:03p
Tu, Fr, Su
Mo, We, Sa
New Iberia, LA (NIB)1275:41p
Tu, Fr, Su
Mo, We, Sa
Lafayette, LA (LFT)1455:12p | 5:15p
Tu, Fr, Su
Mo, We, Sa
Lake Charles, LA (LCH)2193:29p
Tu, Fr, Su
3:34p | 3:48p
Mo, We, Sa
Beaumont, TX (BMT)2811:53p | 2:05p
Tu, Fr, Su
6:18p | 6:55p
Mo, We, Sa
Houston, TX
Amtrak Station (HOS)
36311:10a | 12:10p
Tu, Fr, Su
12:05a | 2:45a
Tu, Th, Su
San Antonio, TX (SAS)5734:50a | 7:00a
Tu, Fr, Su
Tu, Th, Su
Del Rio, TX (DRT)7421:02a
Tu, Fr, Su
Tu, Th, Su
Sanderson, TX (SND)86810:36p
Mo, Th, Sa
10:31a | 10:41a
Tu, Th, Su
Alpine, TX (ALP)9598:35p | 8:45p
Mo, Th, Sa
1:25p | 1:50p
Tu, Th, Su
El Paso, TX
Union Depot (ELP)
11783:20p | 3:35p
Mo, Th, Sa
Tu, Th, Su
Deming, NM (DEM)126412:38p
Mo, Th, Sa
Tu, Th, Su
Lordsburg, NM (LDB)132511:43a
Mo, Th, Sa
Tu, Th, Su
Benson, AZ (BEN)14439:43a
Mo, Th, Sa
7:20p | 7:35p
Tu, Th, Su
Tucson, AZ (TUS)14938:28a | 8:43a
Mo, Th, Sa
8:52p | 9:02p
Tu, Th, Su
Maricopa, AZ (MRC)15976:30a | 6:40a
Mo, Th, Sa
Tu, Th, Su
Yuma, AZ (YUM)17443:47a
Mo, Th, Sa
We, Fr, Mo
Palm Springs, CA
Amtrak Station (PSN)
Mo, Th, Sa
We, Fr, Mo
Ontario, CA (ONA)195710:54p
Su, We, Fr
We, Fr, Mo
Pomona, CA (POS)196410:41p
Su, We, Fr
We, Fr, Mo
Los Angeles, CA –
Union Station (LAX)
Su, We, Fr
Last StationStationMilesRead Up
‘This chart is a guide, always check with the electric version of your tick for the most up-to-date times or consult the Amtrak website.

Printable Amtrak Sunset Limited Schedules


R = Receive passengers only; this means you can board the train, but you cannot buy a ticket on this train to this station.

D = Depart only; you can buy a ticket to this station but not from this station.

* = Stations with Amtrak Connecting Services.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jen in TX

    Thank you so, so much for all of this info. We are planning a trip with several segments and this is SO helpful!

    1. Kev

      I am glad to help; if you have other questions, let me know! Safe Travels, Kev

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