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About Amtrak Capitol Limited

Amtrak Capitol Limited is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Capitol Limited tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Capitol Limited serves 143 routes, connecting 16 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Capitol Limited runs an average of 57 trips per day and 796 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $8.50 to $201.00 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Capitol Limited train Coverage

Daily Trips57
stations16
cities16
countries1

Amtrak Capitol Limited train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
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Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Capitol Limited

Overall review score for Amtrak Capitol Limited
4.0
Based on 53 reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.2
Staff
3.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Christopher
5.0
February 12, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Viewing lounge
Cons
Cafe cart had minimal and not very appealing choices.
Tips
Bring a neck pillow, watch your belongings while on the Train.
Demitra
5.0
November 22, 2019Vacation
Pros
Staff were really friendly and sweet, observatory deck was awesome. Lack of wifi didn’t bother me
Cons
Was content with everything
Tips
Bring neck pillows and ear buds to make sleep easier.
Caio
1.0
September 12, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The view and the beer.
Cons
The treatment of the passengers, the seats, the temperature of the car.
Tips
Don’t be noisy, take a shower before the trip, try to be discrete, don’t get drunk on board.
Ulfat Zarine
4.0
August 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I had a great trip from DC to Chicago on The Capitol Amtrak . The staff at DC union was very helpful, one has to ask around a lot. Esp for a new traveller, every station is a new place esp Chicago union is very confusing. Getting off from intercity Amtrak and while tryi...More
Cons
The train was delayed at Toledo, Ohio for more than 1 1/2 hours as the train engineer who was supposed to embark and take us onwards was nowhere, for whatever reason. Hence I missed my connection at Chicago union and had to wait an extra 2 hours for the next Metra trai...More
Tips
If you want to see the sights, don’t take the night train... I changed to a fast train, which was very clean, fast and had a fantastic viewing coach etc, but I missed out on the the scenery, The Capitol Amtrak from Washington DC to Chicago is a night train!!! I’m from ...More
Deborah
1.0
June 8, 2019Visiting family
Cons
My husband and I were one of the 1st people on the train going from dc to chicago. They made us sit apart in seats 10 and 11. I told them I needed to sit with him because of a physical condition that I have and they refused to let us sit together. There were singles si...More
Tips
Don't listen to anyone and sit where you want to. There is no wifi on this line. Bathrooms are filthy.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Washington to Cumberland with Amtrak Capitol Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.7
Value
4.0
Condition
4.7
Kelly Pilar
4.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Hermosos asientos! Super modos, espaciosos, limpios. Maravilloso.
Cons
Atención especial
Shardae
5.0
October 3, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The view from the train was amazing
Tips
Enjoy the ride
Michael
3.0
September 8, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Scenery. Staff was pretty good
Cons
My mom is disabled and had to climb stairs to reach seat but all bathroom's were downstairs so she had to go down and back up again. I hope on future something could be done to make it easier for those who use mobility devices.
Rodger
4.0
June 17, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Tell other travelers to text rather than have phone conversations. Tell other travelers to use headphones for listening to entertainment.
Tips
Use text messages. Use headphones or ear bugs. Be considerate of other travelers.
Douglas
5.0
June 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Forest Service history talks on lounge car
Cons
Wasn't sure how to access wifi on board

Based on 5 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
5.0
Value
1.0
Condition
3.0
Mark
2.0
June 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Our first train ride. We had a sleeper that was restricted and very uncomfortable. All employees were super nice but we got no sleep. No WiFi on board.
Cons
Tracks and width of beds.
Tips
Don’t get a sleeper unless you’re traveling solo.

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Catherine
4.0
September 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was my first American train trip something I wanted to do , I am hoping to do the return journey in 2 weeks time in full day light but feel I need to travel the day before my flight home
Cons
I thought it very dark when I got on so dark the staff member had difficulty reading my ticket but she was very nice
Tips
Be nice to the staff as they are doing there best

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Waterloo with Amtrak Capitol Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.3
Value
3.7
Condition
4.3
Khayla
4.0
January 2, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Decent space, snacks available, and ports to charge electronics.
Cons
On my first trip I did was not able to sit next to my significant other, reserved seating or something similar at least would be nice. We were able to sit with each other on the way back and that was much better.
Tips
Wifi was not working on the train ride back, if you are in coach you can not use the upper food station only the snack station, also I felt pretty warm (not a complaint just bring layers you can take off so if you are too warm you can be more comfortable).
Susan
4.0
October 8, 2019Vacation
Pros
Getting home.
Cons
As usual, the train left on time but kept stopping here and there due to freight train priorities. Bottom line - almost 2 hours late at the drop off destination.
Tips
If you are on a rigid time schedule, avoid Amtrak. They lease the rails and as a result, you will sit and wait until the way is clear. If time is not an issue, all is good! Friendly, efficient staff. The choo choo is a lot cheaper than an airplane, but it comes with a p...More
Chilimbiso
4.0
May 30, 2019Business
Cons
wifi is a must for me.. it was a very long trip.

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Washington to Martinsburg with Amtrak Capitol Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
4.0
Khalid
1.0
January 20, 2020Business
Cons
Amtrak train #30 from Martinsburg to DC was 4 hours late. Yes that is 4 hours. I missed the bus that I had scheduled from DC to NY and have to book another one at 6pm instead of 3 pm.
Tamatha
5.0
October 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Death in the family. Needed to get here and it was a great trip. Need to schedule a trip
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Try Wanderu
Renee
5.0
August 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was fast
Cons
Nothing

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Cumberland to Washington with Amtrak Capitol Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
4.0
James
5.0
December 21, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Nice view
Cons
All good
Tips
Nope
Shardae
5.0
October 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I had a Very spacious seat to myself, with an amazing view
Tips
Enjoy the ride
Douglas
3.0
September 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The train ride was fine, but an hour late. Everything else was good!
Cons
At the DC Metro, very poor (IE, non-existent) directions on boarding it, ticket buying, and need to keep ticket until trip end.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Pittsburgh to Washington with Amtrak Capitol Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.0
Kumiko
4.0
November 23, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Wifi connection
Sharon
5.0
September 29, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Saw a friend in concert- phenomenal performance
Cons
Leaving the station on time
Tips
Dress warm, be considerate of others.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to South Bend with Amtrak Capitol Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Guiquan
5.0
May 28, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Quite
Cons
Nothing
Kaitlyn
3.0
June 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Comfortable and spacious seating.
Cons
Timelines of arrival.

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
2.0
Value
2.0
Condition
4.0
Tara
1.0
July 6, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Only way to get close to my destination in west Virginia.
Cons
Amtrak staff need to be more diligent about enforcing quiet hours. Belligerent couple behind me was so loud at 2am that it was very difficult to sleep.
Tips
Earplugs, neck pillow, eye cover, and a blanket. Always too cold. My seat also had a broken light dimmer above it so it stayed bring through the night. Also train workers and cafe car attendants are often rude. I guess it’s probably because they realize people have lite...More

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Capitol Limited?

No, Amtrak Capitol Limited does not offer WiFi at this time. 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 outlets on a Amtrak Capitol Limited train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Capitol Limited train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Capitol Limited might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Capitol Limited offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Capitol 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 or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Capitol Limited train?

Yes, Amtrak Capitol 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, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Capitol Limited?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Capitol Limited by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Capitol Limited trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Capitol Limited train trips. 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 beverages offered onboard Amtrak Capitol Limited trips?

Amtrak Capitol Limited provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Capitol Limited ticket?

Amtrak Capitol Limited does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Capitol Limited offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Capitol Limited goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings 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 Capitol Limited advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Amtrak Capitol Limited serves travelers in United States of America with train service to 16 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Capitol Limited schedules and routes.

Pittsburgh to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$59.00
Chicago to Waterloo
Daily Trips1
Price$26.00
Washington to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$84.00
Cumberland to Washington
Daily Trips1
Price$22.00
Harpers Ferry to Washington
Daily Trips1
Price$11.00

Cheap Amtrak Capitol Limited tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 57 Amtrak Capitol Limited trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Capitol Limited tickets start at just $8.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Chicago to Cumberland
Travel dateWed Feb 26
Lowest price$66.00
Chicago to Washington
Travel dateMon Feb 24
Lowest price$84.00
South Bend to Elkhart
Travel dateWed Mar 11
Lowest price$8.00
South Bend to Washington
Travel dateMon Feb 24
Lowest price$70.00
Elyria to Cleveland
Travel dateSun Mar 1
Lowest price$9.00