Amtrak Capitol Limited Schedule
Amtrak Capitol Limited Schedule

2023-2024 Amtrak Capitol Limited Schedule Or Timetable

Capitol Limited Map
Capitol Limited Map

If you want to go between the Chicago and the Capitol of this UAS, this could be the right train for you! Use this page not only to look at Amtrak’s Capitol Limited Schedule but also to get an overview of what this train offers.

This overnight train can be a fun first Amtrak trip to get your feet wet, or like me, take it every year since 2013.

To see what amenities are at each station, please click on each station to see what amenities they offer.

Amtrak Service Alerts and Notices

Check here for any alerts or notices for your trip!

Accommodations Offerings for the Capitol Limited

Coach Seating

Amtrak coach seating features comfortable reclining seats with 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:
    • Fresh linens and towels
    • Meals
    • Lounge access in Chicago and Washington, DC
    • Dedicated car attendant
    • 120v electric outlet
    • Use of a shower

The Family Bedroom provides seating and berths for two adults and two smaller kids. They also offer access to a shower.

A bedroom gives you twice the space of a Roomette with seating by day, upper and lower berths by night, and an in-room restroom and shower.

A Superliner roomette offers passengers seating by day that turns into upper and lower berths at night. Additionally, you have access to a shower in your car. These small rooms are my happy place.

The accessible room offers passengers with a disability an accessible bedroom located on the lower level of the train. It provides ample space for a wheelchair, with a sofa for two by day and an upper and lower berth for the night.

Bikes, pets, and luggage


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).


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

Carry-on and checked baggage

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.

Some stops allow you to have checked baggage, allowing two bags up to 50 lbs., and 75 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.

Wheelchair ramps on the Capitol Limited.

Wheelchair ramps are available to assist passengers in boarding and detraining passengers with a wheeled mobility device.

Food offerings on the Capitol Limited

The Amtrak Cafe is found on the lower level of the Sightseer Lounge, featuring various meals, snacks, and beverages for sale, and it is available for all customers from early morning until late at night.

Sleeper car passengers are offered flex dining, complimentary dining for customers in their rooms, or the Sleeper Lounge/Cafe car. Flex dining is warmed prepared meals with complimentary beverages during your meals, with the first adult dinner drink on Amtrak.

2023-2024 Amtrak Capitol Limited Schedule

Train 29
The Capitol Limited runs dailyTrain 30
Read DownCommunities ServedMilesLast Stop
4:05pWashington, DC
Union Station (WAS) (ET) *
4:29pRockville, MD (RKV)16D 12:16p
5:16pHarpers Ferry, WV (HFY)
(Frederick, MD)
5:45pMartinsburg, WV (MRB)
(Hagerstown, MD)
7:17p | 7:24pCumberland, MD
Amtrak Station (CUM) *
1469:20a | 9:32a
9:47pConnellsville, PA (COV)2396:59a
11:48p | 11:59pPittsburgh, PA
Union Station (PGH) *
2995:05a | 5:20a
1:39aAlliance, OH (ALC)3833:05 am
2:53a | 2:59aCleveland, OH (CLE)4391:45a | 1:54a
3:29aElyria, OH (ELY) (Lorain)4641:15a
4:02aSandusky, OH (SKY)49912:40a
5:08a | 5:22aToledo, OH (TOL) *54611:39p | 11:49p
6:36aWaterloo, IN (WTI) (Ft Wayne)62410:23p
7:29aElkhart, IN (EKH)6799:29p
7:51aSouth Bend, IN (SOB)6969:09p
8:45aChicago, IL – Union Station (CHI)*7806:40p
Last StopStationsMilesRead Up
This schedule is a guide; check with Amtrak for current times. ‘

Capitol Limited Schedule Abbreviations

* = Stations with Amtrak Connecting Services, or you can connect with other Amtrak trains.

Printable 2023-2024 Amtrak Capitol Limited Schedule

Capitol Limited Schedule: Connecting Services

Amtrak extends the train service by using connecting services all on one ticket.

East Lansing – Toledo

Amtrak Chartered Motorcoach

6048Communities Served6049
Read DownDaily ServiceRead Up
07:00pEast Lansing, MI (LNS)10:05a
07:40pJackson, MI (JXN)09:25a
08:25pAnn Arbor, MI (ARB)08:40a
09:10pDearborn, MI (DER)07:50a
09:30pDetroit, MI (DET)07:35a
10:35pToledo, OH (TOL)06:30a
Last StopCommunities ServedRead Up

Grantsville – Baltimore

Operated By BayRunner Shuttle, connecting with the Capitol Limited at Cumberland, MD (CUM).

Su – Fr
Communities Served8073
Su – Fr
Read DownRead DownLast StopLast Stop
8:30a4:30pGrantsville, MD (GTV)3:15p11:15p
8:50a4:50pFrostburg, MD (FSB)2:55p10:55p
9:10a5:10pCumberland, MD
Amtrak Station (CUM)
Connect With Train At This Stop
9:20a5:20pCumberland, MD
Allegany College of Maryland (CUA)
10:05a6:05pHancock, MD (HNK)1:40p9:40p
10:40a6:40pHagerstown, MD (HAG)1:05p9:05p
11:15a7:15pFrederick, MD
Transit Center/MARC Station (FRC)
11:30a7:30pFrederick, MD
Frederick Municipal Airport (FRR)
12:35p8:45pBaltimore, MD
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Last StopLast StopStopsRead UpRead Up

A few other Amtrak Connecting Services can align with the Capitol Limited Schedule. To get those schedules, check out the printable pdf.

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