13 AMTRAK Routes That Go Cross Country

Amtrak travel is often overlooked. You’ll have access to private sleeping rooms and dining cars with amazing views.

There are more than 35 routes and 500 destinations in 46 states.

Destinations: Chicago – Omaha – Denver – Salt Lake City – Emeryville (San Francisco)

California Zephyr

Destinations: Seattle – Tacoma – Portland – Sacramento – San Francisco area – Los Angeles

Coast Starlight

Destinations: Chicago – Milwaukee – St. Paul/Minneapolis – Minot – Spokane – Portland/Seattle

Empire Builder

Destinations: Chicago – Kansas City – La Junta – Albuquerque – Flagstaff – Los Angeles

Southwest Chief

Destinations: New Orleans – Houston – San Antonio – El Paso – Tucson – Palm Springs – Los Angeles

Sunset Limited

Destinations: Lorton, VA – Sanford, FL

Auto Train

Destinations: Washington – Pittsburgh – Cleveland – Toledo – South Bend – Chicago

Capitol Limited

Destinations: New York – Washington – Charlottesville – Cincinnati – Indianapolis – Chicago


Destinations: New York – Washington – Charlottesville – Charlotte – Atlanta – Birmingham – New Orleans


Destinations: New York/Boston – Albany – Buffalo – Cleveland – Toledo – Chicago

Lake Shore Limited

Destinations: Boston – Providence / Springfield – Hartford – New York – Washington, DC – Roanoke / Richmond – Norfolk / Newport News

Northeast Regional

Destinations: New York – Washington – Charleston – Savannah – Jacksonville – Orlando – Tampa/Miami

Silver Service Palmetto

Destinations: Chicago – St. Louis – Little Rock – Dallas – San Antonio

Texas Eagle

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