Amtrak’s Long-Distance Train Schedules

Amtrak’s Long-Distance Train Schedules

This page lists Amtrak’s current Long-Distance train schedules and breaks down the route into days. These charts will give you an idea of what you will see while on the train or know how long the train has been on the rails before it gets to you, and this info can be helpful if you are looking up tracking information.

Amtrak trains are returning to seven days a week service; click here for more info. The Cardinal and the Sunset Limited will remain their three days a week service as they did before the pandemic.

Downloadable schedules are current as of the publishing date of this article; Amtrak can change the schedules at any time. Downloadable timetables are under each table. These timetables/schedules are in a printable format.

Amtrak’s Long-Distance Train Schedules

Auto Train #52/#53 Schedule is staying the same

Service between Sanford, FL and Lorton, VA, this train does not have any intermediate stops.

DirectionCity Sections
#52 NorthboundSanford, FL – Lorton, VA
#53 SouthboundLorton, VA – Sanford, FL

California Zephyr #5/#6 Daily service starting May 24, 2021

Service between Chicago, IL, and Emeryville, CA, with connecting bus service to San Francisco, CA.

DirectionCity SectionsDay of the train’s travel
#5 WestboundChicago, IL- Omaha, NE1st Day
Lincoln, NE – Salt Lake City, UT2nd Day
Elko NV – Emeryville3rd Day
#6 EastboundEmeryville, CA – Elko, NV1st Day
Salt Lake City, UT – McCook, NE2nd Day
Holdrege, NE – Chicago, IL3rd Day

Cardinal #50/#51

Service between Chicago and New York Penn, NY. The Cardinal has been three day a week service before these changes.

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#50 WestboundChicago, IL – Indianapolis, IN1st Day
Connersville, IN – New York, NY2nd Day
#51 EastboundNew York, NY – Maysville, KY1st Day
Cincinnati, OH – Chicago, IL2nd Day
Normal Schedule for this train

Capitol Limited #29/#30 Daily service starts on May 31, 2021

Service between Chicago, IL and Washington D.C.

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#29 WestboundWashington, D.C. – Pittsburg, PA1st Day
Alliance, OH – Chicago, IL2nd Day
#30 EastboundChicago, IL – Toledo, OH1st Day
Alliance, OH – Washington D.C.2nd Day

City of New Orleans #58/#59 Daily service starts on May 31, 2021

Service between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA.

Direction City Sections Day of the train’s travel
#58 NorthboundNew Orleans, LA- Memphis, TN1st Day
Newbern-Dyersburg, TN – Chicago, IL2nd Day
#59 SouthboundChicago, IL – Effingham, IL1st Day
Centralia, IL – New Orleans, LA2nd Day

Coast Starlight #11/#14 Daily service starts on May 24, 2021

Service between Los Angeles, CA, and Seattle, WA.

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#11 SouthboundSeattle, WA – Klamath Falls, OR1st Day
Dunsmuir, CA – Los Angeles, CA2nd Day
#14 NorthboundLos Angeles, CA – Sacramento, CA1st Day
Chico, CA – Seattle, WA2nd Day

Crescent #19/#20 Daily service starts on June 7, 2021

Service between New Orleans, LA and New York, NY.

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#19 SouthboundNew York, NY – Danville, VA1st Day
Greensboro, NC – New Orleans, LA2nd Day
#20 NorthboundNew Orleans, LA – Spartanburg, SC1st Day
Gastonia, NC – New York, NY2nd Dat

Empire Builder #7/#8/#27/#28 Daily service starts May 24, 2021

Service between Chicago , IL, and Seattle, WA/Portland, OR,

This train runs as one train between Chicago and Spokane, #7/#27, going west and #8/#28 going east. In Spokane, this train spits with #7 going to Seattle and #27 going to Portland. Trains #8 leaves Seattle, and #28 leaves Portland and then joins together in Spokane as train #8/#28 to Chicago.

DirectionCity Sections1st Run
#7/#27 WestboundChicago, IL – St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN1st Day
St, Cloud, MN – Sandpoint, ID2nd Day
#7 WestboundSpokane, WA – Seattle, WA3rd Day
#27 WestboundSpokane, WA -Portland, OR3rd Day
#8 EastboundSeattle, WA – Ephrata, WA1st Day
#28 EastboundPortland, OR – Pasco, WA1st Day
#8/#28 EastboundSpokane, WA – Devils Lake, ND2nd Day
Grand Forks, ND – Chicago, IL3rd Day
Days of operation for Amtrak long-distance trains.

Lake Shore Limited #48/#49/#448/#449 Daily service starts May 31, 2021

Service between Chicago, IL, and Boston, MA/New York, NY.

This train runs as one train between Chicago and Albany-Rensselaer, NY, #49/#449, going east and #48/#448 going west. In Albany-Rensselaer, NY, this train spits with #48 going to New York and #448 going to Boston. Trains #49 leaves New York, and #449 leaves Boston and then joins together in Albany-Rensselaer, NY as train #49/#449 to Chicago.

DirectionCity Sections1st Run
#48/#448 EastboundChicago, IL – South Bend, IN1st Day
#48 EastboundElkhart, IN – New York, NY2nd Day
#448 EastboundElkhart, IN – Boston, MA2nd Day
#49 WestboundNew York, NY – Rochester, NY1st Day
#449 WestboundBoston, MA – Rochester, NY2nd Day
#49/#449 WestboundBuffalo-Depew, NY – Chicago, IL2nd Day

Palmetto #89/#90 Daily service starts June 7, 2021

Service between New York, NY, and Savanna, GA. The Palmetto is the only non-overnight long-distance train, so no sleepers or dining car.

DirectionCity Sections
#89 SouthboundNew York, NY – Savanna, GA
#90 NorthboundSavanna, GA – New York, NY
This is not an overnight train.

Silver Service Runs 7 Day Service With Amtrak’s Service Reductions

Amtrak Silver Star
Amtrak’s Silver Star in Orlando, FL

Amtrak’s Silver Service contains the Silver Meteor and Silver Star and runs between New York, NY, and Miami, FL.

These trains fin much of the same tracks for the most part, but for a section between Rocky Mount, NC, and Savannah, GA, where the trains travel their regular route. The Silver Meteor parallels the coast, and the Star jogs inward for a while. Click the button below to see the whole network map.

The Silver Star stops at Tampa while it is a connecting bus stop for the Silver Meteor.

Silver Meteor #97/#98 Daily service starts on June 7, 2021

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#97 SouthboundNew York, NY – Rocky Mount, NC1st Day
Fayetteville, NC – Miami, FL2nd Day
#98 NorthboundMiami, FL – Florence, NC (Myrtle Beach) 1st Day
Fayetteville, NC – New York, NY2nd Day

Silver Star #91/#92 Daily service starts on June 7, 2021

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#91 Southbound New York, NY – Hamlet, NC1st Day
Camden, SC – Miami, FL2nd Day
# 92 NorthboundMiami, FL – Jacksonville, FL1st Day
Savana, GA – New York, NY2nd Day

Southwest Chief #3/#4 Daily service starts on May 31, 2021

Service between Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA.

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#3 WestboundChicago, IL – Lawrence, KS1st Day
Topeka, KS – Kingman, AZ2nd Day
Needles, CA – Los Angeles, CA3rd Day
#4 EastboundLos Angeles, CA – Barstow, CA1st Day
Needles, CA – Garden City, KS2nd Day
Dodge City, KS – Chicago, IL3rd Day

Sunset Limited #1/#2

Service between New Orleans, LA, and Los Angeles, CA. The Sunset Limited runs three days a week.

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#1 WestboundNew Orleans, LA – Houston, TX1st Day
Mon/Wed/Sat
San Antonio, TX, – Yuma, AZ2nd Day
Tue/Thu/Sun
Palm Springs, AZ – Los Angeles, CA3rd Day
Wed/Fri/Mon
#2 EastboundLos Angeles, CA – Ontario, CA1st Day
Sun/Wed/Fri
Palm Springs, CA -Sander, TX2nd Day
Mon/Thu/Sat
Del Rio, TX – New Orleans, LA3rd Day
Tue/Fri/Sat

Texas Eagle #21/#22/#421/#422 Daily service returns on May 24, 2021 for trains #21 & #22

Service between Chicago, IL, and San Antonio, TX/Los Angeles, CA. A sleeper and coach car from 21/22 are added to the Sunset Limited in San Antonio as train 421/422.

DirectionCity Sections Day of the train’s travel
#21/ #421 SouthboundChicago, IL – Poplar Bluff, MOFirst Day
Daily
Walnut Ridge, AR – San Antonio, TXSecond Day
Daily
#421 Westbound
Splits from #21
San Antonio, TX – Yuma, AZThird-Day for #422
Tue/Thu/Sun (Only)
Palm Springs, CA – Los Angeles, CAFourth Day for #422
Mon/Wed/Fri (Only)
DirectionCity Sections1st Run
#422 EastboundLos Angeles, CA – Ontario, CA1st Day
Wed/Fri/Sun
Palm Springs, CA – Sanderson, TX2nd Day
Mon/Thu/Sat
Del Rio, TX – San Antonio, TX3rd Day
Tue/Fri/Sun
#22 combines with #422San Antonio, TX – Little Rock, AR#22 1st Day/3rd Day Cont. of #422
Daily
Walnut Ridge, AR – Chicago, IL#22 1st Day/ 4th Day #422
Daily

I hope this information can you plan your next Amtrak adventure.

Safe Travels,

Kev

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Kev

Kev has traveled over 125,000 miles on over 660 trains all around the United States aboard Amtrak. When he is not on the move, Kev enjoys making music as an organist.

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