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About Amtrak Heartland Flyer

Amtrak Heartland Flyer is a daily each-way train service operated by Amtrak. It connects Oklahoma City with Fort Worth, Texas, in under five hours, with stops in 8 cities like Purcell and Gainesville as part of the route.

The 206-mile end-to-end route has been operating since 1999, making it one of Amtrak's newest services. Amtrak Heartland Flyer carries around 80,000 passengers each year and is considered one of the best cross-country travel methods. The service came second in the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for both Best Train Line in the United States and Best Ground Travel Provider in the Southwest.

Passengers can enjoy Amtrak's extra legroom alongside air-conditioned cars, restrooms, and power outlets. Currently, the service doesn't have onboard WiFi, providing the perfect excuse for enjoying the passing scenery instead. Leisure passengers should also take note of the Heartland Flyer Bike Service, which allows passengers to bring their bicycles on board as long as they have an advanced reservation.

When it comes to tickets for the Amtrak Heartland Flyer, Wanderu is the only site you'll ever need. As an official partner of Amtrak since 2015, Wanderu provides the cheapest deals available for all Amtrak Heartland Flyer trips.

Contact Amtrak Heartland Flyer

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245
* #2 Best Train Line in the United States   
 * #2 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Southwest
  • #2 Best Train Line in the United States
    • #2 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Southwest

Amtrak Heartland Flyer Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks

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Amtrak Heartland Flyer train coverage

Daily Trips14
stations8
cities8
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Heartland Flyer

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Heartland Flyer had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 51 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 55 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 74 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 87 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 75 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 84 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 86 reviews

Amtrak Heartland Flyer reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Heartland Flyer

(Based on 92 reviews)

4.6
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.7

Timeliness

4.4

Staff

4.6

Value

4.6

Condition

4.7

Amtrak Heartland Flyer passenger reviews

5.0

Deborah

August 28, 2022- Visiting family

Oklahoma City to Fort Worth

Pros: It was my first ride and most definitely I’ll be doing this again. Very quiet and the gentleman who works in your cafe had a very interesting voice. He made me laugh. But so nice that I recommend it to my whole family. They’ll be using the service in October. Lov...

Pros: It was my first ride and most definitely I’ll be doing this again. Very quiet and the gentleman who works in your cafe had a very interesting voice. He made me laugh. But so nice that I recommend it to my whole family. They’ll be using the service in October. Loved it 👍. Cons: It was my first visit so I don’t have anything to say. Tips: Bring some snacks.

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5.0

Olga

August 28, 2022- Visiting family

Ardmore to Oklahoma City

Pros: It was a nice change of pace and the scenery was so beautiful 😍. Cons: Nothing it was great for my first train ride. Tips: It's the best way to travel in my opinion.

Pros: It was a nice change of pace and the scenery was so beautiful 😍. Cons: Nothing it was great for my first train ride. Tips: It's the best way to travel in my opinion.

5.0

Lus

August 26, 2022- Vacation

Gainesville to Oklahoma City

Merle that was in charge of the Cafe provided excellent customer service!

Merle that was in charge of the Cafe provided excellent customer service!

5.0

Carrol

August 24, 2022- Couples trip

Norman to Fort Worth

Pros: The trip was very enjoyable. Clean & spacious. Kind staff. Good scenery. Cons: On some tracks the ride was smooth & comfortable. However, some areas were bumpy and uncomfortable. But overall, the trip was great. Tips: Find out how to get to the snack bar from...

Pros: The trip was very enjoyable. Clean & spacious. Kind staff. Good scenery. Cons: On some tracks the ride was smooth & comfortable. However, some areas were bumpy and uncomfortable. But overall, the trip was great. Tips: Find out how to get to the snack bar from the top level.

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5.0

Sweta

August 15, 2022- Visiting friends

Norman to Fort Worth

Pros: Everything was on time and the train was very spacious and clean. Cons: I loved the trip in overall and would recommend everyone I know. Tips: The ride is worth your money and time!

Pros: Everything was on time and the train was very spacious and clean. Cons: I loved the trip in overall and would recommend everyone I know. Tips: The ride is worth your money and time!

Amtrak Heartland Flyer Routes & Network

Amtrak Heartland Flyer’s train network features 42 train routes that connect 8 cities serving 8 stations. On average, Amtrak Heartland Flyer performs about 14 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Heartland Flyer offers the highest number of daily train service include Oklahoma City and Pauls Valley.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Heartland Flyer

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Fort Worth21:25 pm7:15 pm
Oklahoma City27:15 pm1:49 am
Norman11:25 pm12:11 am
Ardmore21:25 pm11:28 pm
Gainesville11:25 pm10:25 pm
Pauls Valley11:25 pm10:25 pm
Purcell11:25 pm12:11 am
Dallas31:25 pm6:00 pm

Most popular Amtrak Heartland Flyer routes

The train from Oklahoma City to Pauls Valley is Amtrak Heartland Flyer’s most popular route. Trips from Purcell to Fort Worth and Fort Worth to Pauls Valley are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Heartland Flyer routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Oklahoma City to Pauls Valley11h 0m$11
Purcell to Fort Worth13h 25m$27
Fort Worth to Pauls Valley12h 38m$26
Fort Worth to Oklahoma City14h 2m$31
Fort Worth to Norman13h 24m$28
Oklahoma City to Gainesville12h 38m$25
Ardmore to Fort Worth12h 10m$18
Ardmore to Oklahoma City12h 16m$17
Gainesville to Fort Worth11h 24m$13

Amtrak Heartland Flyer Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Heartland Flyer tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Heartland Flyer ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to www.amtrak.com and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Heartland Flyer Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Heartland Flyer trains have WiFi?

No, unfortunately Amtrak Heartland Flyer 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 outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Heartland Flyer trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller 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 USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Heartland Flyer 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 Heartland Flyer's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Heartland Flyer has 14 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 Heartland Flyer 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 Heartland Flyer 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.

What are Amtrak Heartland Flyer’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Heartland Flyer’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Heartland Flyer trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Heartland Flyer 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 beverages available?


Amtrak Heartland Flyer 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 Heartland Flyer ticket?

Amtrak Heartland Flyer 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 Heartland Flyer offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Heartland Flyer 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 Heartland Flyer 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.

Cheap Amtrak Heartland Flyer tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 14 Amtrak Heartland Flyer trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Heartland Flyer tickets start at just $4.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Heartland Flyer tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Heartland Flyer tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Heartland Flyer prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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