Amtrak Southwest Chief Schedule
Amtrak Southwest Chief Schedule

2023 Amtrak Southwest Chief Schedule/Timetable & More

This page gives you a quick look at the Amtrak Southwest Chief Schedule, also known as a timetable. 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 Amtrak Southwest Chief Schedule Changes, Service Alerts, and Notices

Check here to see any alerts or notices for your trip! Check this link before and after booking.

Accommodations for the Southwest Chief

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.

Baggage – Amtrak allows you to check two bags up to 50 lbs at 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; both your starting and ending stations must be staffed for you to check bags. You can carry on the same amount plus personal items. Here is a quick guide for luggage on the Southwest Chief.

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

Food offerings on the Southwest Chief

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.

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.

Coach passengers can start using the dining car if their train departs on March 1, 2023, or later.

Amtrak Southwest Chief Schedule

Train 3
Communities ServedTrain 4
Read DownDaily TrainMilesLast Stop
2:50pChicago, IL
Union Station (CHI)
3:20p | 3:23pR Naperville, IL (NPV) D282:00p
4:12pMendota, IL (MDT)8312:59p
4:32p | 4:34pPrinceton, IL (PCT)10412:38p
5:23p | 5:26pGalesburg, IL (GBB) B16211:48a
6:25p | 6:30pFort Madison, IA (FMD)22010:49a
7:37p | 7:39pLa Plata, MO (LAP)2989:31a | 9:33a
10:00p | 10:42pKansas City, MO
Union Station (KCY)
4376:53a | 7:28a
11:47p | 11:49pLawrence, KS (LRC)4775:07a | 5:09a
12:26a | 12:29aTopeka, KS (TOP)5034:37a | 4:40a
2:41a | 2:45aNewton, KS (NEW) B6382:15a | 2:19a
3:18a | 3:20aHutchinson, KS (HUT)6711:37a | 1:39a
5:13a | 5:19aDodge City, KS (DDG)79111:41p | 11:47p
6:08a | 6:10aGarden City, KS (GCK)84110:48p | 10:50p
6:36a | 6:38aLamar, CO (LMR)9418:21p | 8:23p
7:49a | 8:04aLa Junta, CO (LAJ)9937:19p | 7:29p
9:24aTrinidad, CO (TRI)10745:39p | 5:41p
10:25a | 10:30aRaton, NM (RAT) B10984:38p | 4:42p
12:12pLas Vegas, NM (LSV)12092:51p
1:54p | 1:58pLamy, NM (LMY) B127412:58p | 1:02p
3:29p | 4:19pAlbuquerque, NM (ABQ) B134111:20a | 11:48a
6:46pGallup, NM (GLP)15148:00a | 8:06a
7:26p | 7:28pWinslow, AZ (WLO)16415:18a | 5:20a
8:32p | 8:38pFlagstaff, AZ
Amtrak Station (FLG) B
16994:14a | 4:20a
11:21p | 11:28pKingman, AZ (KNG) B18731:15a | 1:25a
12:26a | 12:31aNeedles, CA (NDL)194012:11a | 12:13a
3:40a | 3:45aBarstow, CA
Harvey House Railroad Depot (BAR)
21099:43p | 9:46p
4:22a | 4:24aVictorville, CA
Amtrak Station (VRV)
21468:47p | 8:50p
5:37a | 5:42aSan Bernardino, CA (SNB)21937:33p | 7:39p
6:03a | 6:05aRiverside, CA (RIV)22037:11p | 7:13p
6:54aFullerton, CA (FUL)22396:25p | 6:30p
8:00aLos Angeles, CA
Union Station (LAX)
Last StopStatoinsMilesRead 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 Southwest Chief Schedule


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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