Current Amtrak Routes

List of Amtrak Routes

List of Current Amtrak Routes

Amtrak service is divided into three categories of routes: Northeast Corridor routes, state-supported routes, and long distance routes. These types indicate how the service is funded. Northeast Corridor service is directly subsidized by federal appropriations. Federally-supported long distance services are subsidized by appropriations under a separate line item from the NEC in federal budgets. Additionally, Amtrak partners with 17 states to provide additional short- and medium-distance services desired by those states. They are subsidized by periodic payments to Amtrak from the state partners.

Three routes – the Carolinian, Northeast Regional, and Vermonter – are state-subsidized only on the sections of their routes off the Northeast Corridor (north of New Haven, and south of Washington).

The Northeast Regional and San Joaquin have branches served by different trips, while the Empire Builder and Lake Shore Limited split into two sections to serve branches. On the Capitol Corridor, Cascades, Empire Service, Keystone Service, Northeast Regional, and Pacific Surfliner, some or all trips do not run the full length of the route.
 
Name Type Route Numbers Daily Round
Trips
FY2021
Passengers
Route
Miles
Acela NEC Boston - New York - Washington 2100-2290 16 (weekday), 4 (Sat), 9 (Sun) 897,600 456
Adirondack State-supported Montreal - New York 68, 69 Suspended 117,490 (2019) 381
Amtrak Cascades State-supported Vancouver - Seattle - Portland - Eugene 500-519 4 181,500 467
Auto Train Long distance Lorton - Sanford 52, 53 1 199,400 855
Berkshire Flyer State-supported New York - Pittsfield 1235, 1244 1 weekly round trip N/A 190
Blue Water State-supported Chicago - Port Huron 364, 365 1 98,700 319
California Zephyr Long distance Chicago - Emeryville, California 5, 6 1 184,700 2,438
Capitol Corridor State-supported Auburn - Sacramento - Oakland - San Jose 520-553, 720-751 9 354,400 172
Capitol Limited Long distance Chicago - Washington 29, 30 1 96,900 764
Cardinal Long distance Chicago - New York 50, 51 3 weekly round trips 69,100 1,147
Carolinian NEC-State-supported New York - Charlotte 79, 80 1 194,700 704
City of New Orleans Long distance Chicago - New Orleans 58, 59 1 100,800 926
Coast Starlight Long distance Seattle - Los Angeles 11, 14 1 189,600 1,377
Crescent Long distance New York City - New Orleans 19, 20 1 114,300 1,377
Downeaster State-supported Brunswick - Portland - Boston 680-699, 1689 5 205,700 145
Empire Builder Long distance Chicago - Spokane - Portland/Seattle 7, 8, 27, 28 1 220,700 2,257 (Chicago-Portland)
2,206 (Chicago-Seattle)
Empire Service State-supported New York - Albany - Niagara Falls 230-288 7 (Sun-Fri), 6 (Sat) 613,200 460
Ethan Allen Express State-supported New York - Burlington 290, 291 1 12,500 308
Hartford Line State-supported Springfield - New Haven 405-432, 450-497 6 (weekday), 4 (Sat), 5 (Sun) 192,600 63
Heartland Flyer State-supported Oklahoma City - Fort Worth 821, 822 1 42,300 206
Hiawatha Service State-supported Chicago - Milwaukee 329-343 7 (Monday-Saturday), 6 (Sunday) 241,600 86
Illini and Saluki State-supported Chicago - Carbondale 390-393 2 150,100 310
Illinois Zephyr
and Carl Sandburg
State-supported Chicago - Quincy 380-383 2 78,200 258
Keystone Service State-supported New York - Philadelphia - Harrisburg 600-674 13 (weekday), 7 (weekend) 394,300 195
Lake Shore Limited Long distance New York/Boston - Albany - Chicago 48, 49, 448, 449 1 195,900 1,018 (Chicago - Boston)
959 (Chicago - New York)
Lincoln Service State-supported Chicago - St. Louis 300-302, 304-307, 318-319 4 261,200 284
Maple Leaf State-supported New York - Toronto 63, 64 1 245,100 544
Missouri River Runner State-supported St. Louis - Kansas City 311, 316, 318-319 2 77,200 283
Northeast Regional NEC-State-supported Boston/Springfield - New York - Washington - Norfolk/Newport News/Roanoke 65-67, 82-88, 93-96, 99, 111, 121-196 18 (weekday), 15 (weekend) 3,960,000 644 (Boston - Newport News)
679 (Boston - Norfolk)
682 (Boston - Roanoke)
Pacific Surfliner State-supported San Luis Obispo - Goleta - Los Angeles - San Diego 562-595, 761-794 10 841,000 350
Palmetto Long distance New York City - Savannah 89, 90 1 147,700 829
Pennsylvanian State-supported New York - Pittsburgh 42, 43 1 128,500 444
Pere Marquette State-supported Chicago - Grand Rapids 370, 371 1 52,400 176
Piedmont State-supported Raleigh - Charlotte 73-78 3 92,200 173
San Joaquins State-supported Oakland/Sacramento - Bakersfield 701-719 6 434,100 318 (Bakersfield-Oakland)
280 (Bakersfield-Sacramento)
Silver Meteor Long distance New York - Miami 97, 98 1 187,000 1,389
Silver Star Long distance New York - Miami 91, 92 1 187,200 1,522
Southwest Chief Long distance Chicago - Los Angeles 3, 4 1 135,900 2,256
Sunset Limited Long distance New Orleans - Los Angeles 1, 2 3 weekly round trips 57,600 1,995
Texas Eagle Long distance Chicago - San Antonio
(through cars to Los Angeles on the Sunset Limited)
21, 22, 421, 422 1 151,400 1,306 (Chicago - San Antonio)
2,728 (Chicago - Los Angeles)
Valley Flyer State-supported Greenfield - Springfield - New Haven 400, 461, 471, 478, 488, 494, 495, 499 2 - 98
Vermonter NEC-State-supported St. Albans - Washington 54, 55, 56, 57 1 18,600 611
Wolverine State-supported Chicago - Pontiac 350-355 3 153,900 304

 
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