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About Amtrak Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited is an Amtrak train that runs between Los Angeles, California and San Antonio, Texas. The entire route is almost 2,000 miles long and is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic Amtrak routes. Around 100,000 passengers ride the Amtrak Sunset Limited every year, although not everyone travels the entire way from San Antonio to LA. There are 22 cities along the way and ticket prices currently range between DKK 39.87 and DKK 2,085.76. It should be noted that the Sunset Limited only runs three full round trips per week, one westbound and two eastbound.

Contact Amtrak Sunset Limited

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

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Amtrak Sunset Limited train coverage

Daily Trips29
stations22
cities22
countries1

Amtrak Sunset Limited train amenities

Amtrak Sunset Limited
Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
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Power outletPower outlet
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Amtrak Sunset Limited reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Sunset Limited

(Based on 24 reviews)

4.0
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.8

Timeliness

3.0

Staff

4.5

Value

3.7

Condition

4.4

Amtrak Sunset Limited passenger reviews

1.0

Kathryn

23 April 2021 - Vacation

Pros: Spacious seats, COVID safe. Cons: Have staff confirm people are respecting quiet hours. I had a party talking behind me past 2am and no matter how many times I requested they stop or go to the other car, they did not. I did not feel comfortable ratting on them in...

Pros: Spacious seats, COVID safe. Cons: Have staff confirm people are respecting quiet hours. I had a party talking behind me past 2am and no matter how many times I requested they stop or go to the other car, they did not. I did not feel comfortable ratting on them in case they retaliated (drugs definitely seemed to be in their systems and I am a female traveling alone). Tips: Be aware of who you sit near and avoid sitting near crackheads.

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5.0

Ana

23 February 2020 - Couples trip

Pros: The personel is amaizing so freindly and helpful great all the way from the station to station. Wonderfull expierience . Will do it again. Cons: Cushionvon your seat needs work we had our pillows and blankets and we used them to give us more cushion. Tips: Bring...

Pros: The personel is amaizing so freindly and helpful great all the way from the station to station. Wonderfull expierience . Will do it again. Cons: Cushionvon your seat needs work we had our pillows and blankets and we used them to give us more cushion. Tips: Bring pillow and blsnket a good book and enjoy Try to have a meal at the restaurant is interesting and you meet wonderful people. Coach is good but roommette is better for ling distance.

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3.0

Patricia

23 December 2019 - Visiting family

Pros: Seats, clean car, staff. Cons: No stairs getting to the bathroom. Not enough bathrooms. Never made it to the dining car. Unfortunately I got train sick from the rocking/rolling and I have mobility problems. Tips: Wear very comfortable clothes and shoes.

Pros: Seats, clean car, staff. Cons: No stairs getting to the bathroom. Not enough bathrooms. Never made it to the dining car. Unfortunately I got train sick from the rocking/rolling and I have mobility problems. Tips: Wear very comfortable clothes and shoes.

1.0

Jocelyne

23 November 2019 - Visiting family

Pros: That we got to see our friends. Cons: That train arrive on time. Tips: Plan on wasting 10 hours not scheduled on train.

Pros: That we got to see our friends. Cons: That train arrive on time. Tips: Plan on wasting 10 hours not scheduled on train.

5.0

Almutazz

17 October 2019 - Visiting friends

Pros: The rail road is monumental. Cons: Wi Fi.

Pros: The rail road is monumental. Cons: Wi Fi.

Most popular Amtrak Sunset Limited routes

The train from El Paso to Houston is Amtrak Sunset Limited’s most popular route. Trips from Houston to Lafayette and Los Angeles to Tucson are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Sunset Limited routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
El Paso to Houston111h 0mDKK 528
Houston to Lafayette114h 0mDKK 196
Los Angeles to Tucson116h 0mDKK 239
Los Angeles to Houston122h 0mDKK 822
Houston to New Orleans118h 0mDKK 282
Houston to Lake Charles17h 0mDKK 135
El Paso to San Antonio115h 0mDKK 442
New Orleans to Lafayette112h 0mDKK 135
Los Angeles to Palm Springs112h 0mDKK 110

Amtrak Sunset Limited Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Sunset Limited trains have WiFi?

No, unfortunately Amtrak Sunset Limited does not offer WiFi aboard its trains at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire train ride.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Sunset Limited has 29 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 Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited ticket?

Amtrak Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited 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.

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With 29 Amtrak Sunset Limited trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Sunset Limited tickets start at just DKK 39.87. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.