Sunset Limited schedule
Sunset Limited schedule

2023-2024 Amtrak Sunset Limited Schedule/Timetable

This page gives you a quick look at the 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.

If you love the Southwest, this is an excellent train for you! Travel from New Orleans to LA or get on or off the train at one of the many intermediate stops. This train is the only long-distance train that offers a view of two countries, the USA and Mexico.

Temporary Sunset Limited Schedule Changes, Service Alerts, and Notices

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

Sunset Limited Booking Sidenote

This train operates from New Orleans to Los Angeles THREE DAYS A WEEK, plus several intermediate stops.

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

During this route, passenger cars are added or removed from this train, which is part of the Texas Eagle. This move happens in San Antonio, TX.

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

If you are looking to ride Amtrak’s Sunset Limited, you have a few choices when it comes to booking. See what one works best for you. If the short explanation is not enough for you, there are links to articles where you can dig deeper.

Coach Class Seating

The Sunset Limited offers coach seating, comfortable reclining seats, ample legroom, 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:

If you have little ones with you, the family bedroom could be an excellent choice for you. These rooms provide seating and berths for two adults and two smaller kids. They also offer access to a shower.

If you need more space, a bedroom could be suitable for you. These rooms give you twice the room of a roomette with seating by day, upper and lower berths by night, and an in-room restroom and shower.

Solo and travel couples might find a roomette the perfect room for them. 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.

If you have mobility issues, an accessible room could be the best for you. These rooms offer accommodations for disabled passengers; 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.

Amtrak allows you to check two bags up to 50 lbs. Seventy-five linear inches are permitted 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.

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.

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

Food offerings on the Sunset Limited

The cafe is 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. This car is between the coach and the dining cars in the middle of the train.

For sit-down meals, there is 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 short stop if the station does not list an Arrival and departure time. This train runs three days a week, as indicated under the times.

Trains 1
Communities ServedTrain 2
Read DownRuns Three Times A WeekMilesLast Stop
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)1455:15p
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)5735:00a | 6:25a
Tu, Fr, Su
Tu, Th, Su
Del Rio, TX (DRT)7421:12a
Tu, Fr, Su
Tu, Th, Su
Sanderson, TX (SND)86810:46p
Mo, Th, Sa
10:31a | 10:41a
Tu, Th, Su
Alpine, TX (ALP)9598:45p | 8:55
Mo, Th, Sa
1:25p | 1:50p
Tu, Th, Su
El Paso, TX
Union Depot (ELP)
11783:00p | 3:45p
Mo, Th, Sa
Tu, Th, Su
Deming, NM (DEM)126412:48p
Mo, Th, Sa
Tu, Th, Su
Lordsburg, NM (LDB)132511:53a
Mo, Th, Sa
Tu, Th, Su
Benson, AZ (BEN)1443 9:53a
Mo, Th, Sa
8:00p | 8:15p
Tu, Th, Su
Tucson, AZ (TUS)14938:38a | 8:53a
Mo, Th, Sa
9:32p | 10:02p
Tu, Th, Su
Maricopa, AZ (MRC)15976:35a | 6:55a
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 StopStationMilesRead 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 Schedule

The printable PDF provides the Sunset Limited schedule plus that for Amtrak Connecting services. Feel free to print what you need if you do not want the whole document.


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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