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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

Online support: Amtrak Heartland Flyer website

 #3 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Southwest   
 #2 Best Train Line in the United States   
 #2 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Southwest

#3 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
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet


Amtrak Heartland Flyer train coverage

Daily Trips18

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 70 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 70 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 98 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 114 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 100 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 109 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 112 reviews

Amtrak Heartland Flyer reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Heartland Flyer

(Based on 119 reviews)

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Amtrak Heartland Flyer passenger reviews



August 21, 2023- Vacation

Fort Worth to Oklahoma City

Pros: the brochure was very deciving. Cons: better info.



August 16, 2023- Visiting family

Norman to Fort Worth

Pros: Being relaxed and the comfort of the seats. I absolutely enjoyed my train trip. Tips: Bring snacks.



August 12, 2023- Visiting family

Oklahoma City to Fort Worth

Pros: Relaxing and pleasant. Cons: Overnight parking. Tips: Thank you.



August 10, 2023- Visiting family

Fort Worth to Oklahoma City

Easy boarding, friendly staff, convenient & affordable



July 20, 2023- Solo travel

Ardmore to Oklahoma City

My first time traveling by train and it was an amazing experience! I’m planning on taking the train more often. Safe, fast and cheap way to travel.

Amtrak Heartland Flyer Routes & Network

Amtrak Heartland Flyer’s train network features 49 train routes that connect 8 cities serving 8 stations. On average, Amtrak Heartland Flyer performs about 18 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Heartland Flyer offers the highest number of daily train service include Oklahoma City and Gainesville.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Heartland Flyer

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Fort Worth71:25 pm7:15 pm
Oklahoma City87:15 pm1:49 am
Norman21:25 pm1:28 am
Ardmore11:25 pm11:28 pm
Gainesville11:25 pm10:25 pm
Pauls Valley11:25 pm12:11 am
Purcell11:25 pm1:03 am
Dallas131:25 pm6:00 pm

Most popular Amtrak Heartland Flyer routes

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

Top Amtrak Heartland Flyer routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Oklahoma City to Gainesville12h 38m$16
Norman to Gainesville12h 16m$13
Purcell to Fort Worth13h 25m$17
Gainesville to Fort Worth11h 24m$8
Pauls Valley to Fort Worth13h 2m$17
Ardmore to Oklahoma City12h 16m$11
Ardmore to Fort Worth12h 10m$12
Fort Worth to Norman13h 24m$18
Fort Worth to Oklahoma City14h 2m$20

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 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

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.

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.

On a typical day, Amtrak Heartland Flyer has 18 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 18 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 $4.00. 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 with the lowest available fares every day. 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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