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About El Paso

El Paso takes you to a world of art, history, entertainment, and style. Also known as the Sun City, El Paso is more than just stories of outlaws and their notoriety. While it is the city where one can learn about the lives of jailbreaker Billy the Kid and gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, it is also home to inspiring historical figures such as city attorney Richard F. Burges and missionary Fray Garcia.

El Paso has an exciting mix of art galleries and museums that depicts the city's rich culture and history. These are the reasons why El Paso lures thousands of painters, sculptors, photographers, and muralists from around the world. Among the best art galleries in the area are the Agave Rosa Gallery, Encaustic International Art Studio, and Ho Baron Sculpture Garden.

El Paso delivers when it comes to family and adult entertainment as well. Kids would surely love exploring the El Paso Zoo, trying the rides at the Western Playland, and biking along the Rio Grande. For adults, El Paso's regional casinos are worth visiting. And if you’re a fan of a mixed drink, El Paso is home to some of the country’s cheapest cocktails.

El Paso is easily accessible via train, bus, or air. Flights arrive at the El Paso International Airport or just north of the state border in Las Cruces, NM (the Las Cruces Shuttle runs from this airport to El Paso several times daily). Ground travel includes train service on Amtrak and bus service on several major bus carriers from El Paso to other destinations in Texas and beyond.

What train companies travel to El Paso, Texas?

Located in Texas, El Paso is accessible by train from 15 other cities. You can choose from 34 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to El Paso on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to El Paso are also available..

Train companies serving El Paso

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1051d 4h 4m$279.40
Amtrak Texas Eagle2721h 58m$189.39
Amtrak Sunset Limited1714h 56m$173.90
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle is a train service operated by Amtrak that connects to Texas. It links Chicago with the heart of the Lone Star State in San Antonio, going to cities such as St. Louis and Dallas. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, complimentary WiFi, and a designated restaurant car with full meals.

  • The Amtrak Sunset Limited is a southern Amtrak route that crosses through Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The double-decker carriages have a variety of roomettes, bedrooms, and suites, as well as a restaurant and cafe service.

Which train carrier has the best service to El Paso?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to El Paso by train with Amtrak Sunset Limited giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to El Paso taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.1 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to El Paso punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to El Paso, rating them a 4 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$17.85 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to El Paso, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to El Paso. In the last month, trains from Deming to El Paso had the lowest average price at $17.85.

The busiest train station in El Paso is 700 W San Francisco Ave. As El Paso's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Bus Terminal.

The closest airport to El Paso is El Paso Intl Airport (ELP), it is located 7.1 miles from the city center of El Paso.
El Paso ranks number 9 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 330 in United States. El Paso ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to El Paso via train service. On average 22 direct daily train trips serve El Paso.
The population of El Paso is 681124. El Paso ranks number 6 in terms of population in Texas and number 39 in all of United States.
Train tickets to El Paso range from for a short trip to El Paso, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to El Paso starts at , and a longer trip by train to El Paso can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $18.
People who take the train to El Paso are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to El Paso easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of El Paso is Bus Terminal, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Bus Terminal as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of El Paso. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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