From New York City to the California coast; from Florida beaches to the Sierra Nevada; and from the Windy City to heart of the Big Easy, Amtrak’s world-famous Long Distance route network offers countless itineraries from coast to coast.
Amtrak is engaged in numerous efforts to enhance its Long Distance service — both in the immediate future and over the longer term. Most significant is the effort to replace the fleet operating the Long Distance network, and also includes upgrades to passenger cars, stations, onboard amenities, customer experience and more.
“Amtrak’s Long Distance routes are vital mobility and economic links for communities around the country and we’re continually working to enhance them,” said Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia. “We believe in the future of our Long Distance service and we look forward to enhancing the customer experience across the Amtrak network, and further supporting U.S. manufacturing with our fleet replacement.”
Amtrak Long Distance routes include:
- Auto Train (Sanford, FL – Lorton, VA)
- California Zephyr (Chicago – Emeryville, CA)
- Capitol Limited (Chicago – Washington, DC)
- Cardinal (Chicago – New York City)
- City of New Orleans (Chicago – New Orleans)
- Coast Starlight (Seattle – Los Angeles)
- Crescent (New York City – New Orleans)
- Empire Builder (Chicago – Spokane – Portland/Seattle)
- Lake Shore Limited (New York City/Boston – Albany – Chicago)
- Palmetto (New York City – Savannah)
- Silver Meteor (New York City – Miami)
- Silver Star (New York City – Miami)
- Southwest Chief (Chicago – Los Angeles)
- Sunset Limited (New Orleans – Los Angeles)
- Texas Eagle (Chicago – San Antonio – Los Angeles)
Read more via this fact sheet and check out this photo gallery for a high-level overview of these Long Distance investments and service improvements. More detail on the array of upgrades and enhancements can also be accessed via the tabs below.