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About Amtrak Hoosier State

The Hoosier State was an Amtrak train traveling between Indianapolis and Chicago in service from 1980 to 2019. In its heyday, the Amtrak Hoosier State carrier almost 30,000 passengers per year. It has since been replaced by the Amtrak Cardinal which also takes passengers from Indianapolis to Chicago and vice versa.


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28 June 2019 - Vacation

Pros: the train ride was hassle free and comfortable. one of the best part of the trip. Cons: better advisement - did not realize train was option until started goggling. I might have made this trip soon with this easier traveling option. Tips: train vs bus / train is ...

Pros: the train ride was hassle free and comfortable. one of the best part of the trip. Cons: better advisement - did not realize train was option until started goggling. I might have made this trip soon with this easier traveling option. Tips: train vs bus / train is the way to go!


Amtrak Hoosier State Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Hoosier State trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Hoosier State offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Hoosier State will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Hoosier State WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Hoosier State trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Hoosier State might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Hoosier State's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Hoosier State has 1 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Hoosier State does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Hoosier State requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Hoosier State trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Hoosier State trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Hoosier State provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Hoosier State ticket?

Amtrak Hoosier State does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Hoosier State offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Hoosier State goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Hoosier State offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.