Amtrak Sunset Limited Route

Amtrak Sunset Limited

New Orleans-San Antonio-Tucson-Phoenix-Los Angeles

Amtrak Sunset Limited Journey Time: 48 hours

Amtrak Sunset Limited Departures: Departures Three Days a Week

Travel between Louisiana and California along our southern-most route. While onboard the Sunset Limited, settle back and watch the Bayou Country, Mexican border, southwestern deserts and California mountains pass by your window. Three trains depart weekly in each direction with an enhanced schedule and departure times for westbound trains. You can also make connections to additional Amtrak trains, including the Texas Eagle, Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquins.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Delivers Diverse Destinations

Deboard in Alpine, Texas to visit Big Bend National Park, in Tucson to visit Saguaro National Park, or in Maricopa, Arizona, the gateway to Phoenix and the resorts and spas of Scottsdale.

In season, onboard National Park Guides provide insights about the changing vista and natural heritage of the region you'll travel through. Sit back, relax, and learn as you take in the desert and coastal landscapes of this great American panorama.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Train

Travel deep into the heart of Texas and much more. Catch the next big act in Austin and float along the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park. Watch a daily cattle drive in Fort Worth and enjoy the works of world-class photographers, painters, sculptors and muralists in El Paso. Look but don’t touch giant desert cacti. Enjoy sweeping sunsets and star gaze under inky black skies.

''I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful - an endless prospect of magic and wonder.'' - Ansel Adams

Amtrak Sunset Limited Features & Amenities
  • Checked Baggage Service
Amtrak Sunset Limited Amenities: Amenities Vary by Train.

Train Stations Served by the Amtrak Sunset Limited

New Orleans, LA - Union Passenger Terminal (NOL)
Schriever, LA (SCH)
New Iberia, LA (NIB)
Lafayette, LA (LFT)
Lake Charles, LA (LCH)
Beaumont, TX (BMT)
Houston, TX - Amtrak Station (HOS)
San Antonio, TX (SAS)

Del Rio, TX (DRT)
Sanderson, TX (SND)
Alpine, TX (ALP)
El Paso, TX - Union Depot (ELP)
Deming, NM (DEM)
Lordsburg, NM (LDB)
Benson, AZ (BEN)
Tucson, AZ (TUS)

Maricopa, AZ (MRC)
Yuma, AZ (YUM)
Palm Springs, CA - Amtrak Station (PSN)
Ontario, CA (ONA)
Pomona, CA (POS)
Los Angeles, CA - Union Station (LAX)

Amtrak Sunset Limited Route Highlights ''Los Angeles, California''

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles - Union Station

What trip to California would be complete without a stop in Tinseltown? Shop with the stars along Rodeo Drive or head to the beaches of Malibu for some serious people watching. For family fun, head out to the historic Santa Monica Pier or the mecca of amusement, Disneyland.

If culture is what you’re after, don’t miss the world-renowned collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Route Highlights ''Palm Springs, California''

Palm Springs, California

Indulge yourself in this desert playground’s past and present. Tour homes that epitomize mid-century Modernism or discover the next big trend amid the weekly creativity of Villagefest. Tee off at one of the area’s 120 golf courses or take a drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Explore the city’s celebrity history and be treated like a star at a luxurious spa.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Route Highlights ''San Antonio, Texas''

San Antonio, Texas

Enjoy a fiesta of vibrant colors, aromas and music on the Riverwalk. Tour five Spanish Missions, including the infamous Alamo, that have been named UNESCO sites. Laugh with the dolphins at Sea World, ride up to the observation deck of the Tower of the Americas and cool down in the spray of fountains in HemisFair Park.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Route Highlights ''Houston, Texas''

Houston, Texas

Have a blast at Johnson Space Center. Hike or kayak along miles of trails and water features in Buffalo Bayou Park. Explore the Buffalo Soldier Museum, the Center for Photography and more than 15 other museums, galleries and cultural centers in the Museum District.

Turn back the clock in the 19th Street Shopping District where retro is all the rage. Feast on fajitas and margaritas, craft beers and barbeque.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Route Highlights ''New Orleans, Louisiana''

New Orleans, Louisiana

Before you hit Bourbon Street, hit the Big Easy’s other big shots, like the National World War II Museum where the sights, sounds and memories of the Greatest Generation remind us that freedom is not free. Meander along the shady streets of the elegant Garden District.

Then head back to French Quarter for shopping, dining and world-class jazz that calls out from every open door and invites you in.

LA - Palm Springs - San Antonio - Houston - New Orleans
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