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About Amtrak Sunset Limited

Running roughly east-west, the Amtrak Sunset Limited crosses five US states: Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

The end-to-end journey between New Orleans and Los Angeles lasts two full days. It takes in an incredible array of American landscapes, from the bayou of Louisiana to the mountains of California, crossing rivers and deserts along the way. Overall, the Sunset Limited makes 39 daily trips going to 22 cities.

Amtrak Sunset Limited is one of the country's oldest rail services, tracing its history back to 1894. Operated by Amtrak since 1971, when the company came into being, it carries around 60,000 passengers each year across its 1,995-mile route.

The trains are double-decker, meaning the cars have the option of lower or upper coach class seating and a variety of Superliner roomettes, bedrooms, and suites. In addition, there are two options for onboard dining: a traditional dining service with sit-down meals in a dining car and a more informal café service with snacks and drinks.

To book tickets onboard Amtrak Sunset Limited, look no further than Wanderu! Wanderu has been an official partner of Amtrak since 2015, meaning you can book the best deals for the Amtrak Sunset Limited on the market on Wanderu.

Contact Amtrak Sunset Limited

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

Amtrak Sunset Limited Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
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Amtrak Sunset Limited train coverage

Daily Trips39
stations22
cities22
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What travelers are saying about Amtrak Sunset Limited

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 23 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 15 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 36 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 38 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 19 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 38 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 39 reviews

Amtrak Sunset Limited reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Sunset Limited

(Based on 48 reviews)

3.9
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.0

Timeliness

3.1

Staff

4.3

Value

3.6

Condition

4.3

Amtrak Sunset Limited passenger reviews

4.0

SHEE CHONG

November 24, 2022- Visiting friends

Los Angeles to Houston

Pros: Unlike my first trip from Houston to Los Angeles, when I was offered double seat, the return trip was shared with a stranger despite the car having empty seats. I really appreciate the staff who assigned my seat from Houston to Los Angeles despite being late for ...

Pros: Unlike my first trip from Houston to Los Angeles, when I was offered double seat, the return trip was shared with a stranger despite the car having empty seats. I really appreciate the staff who assigned my seat from Houston to Los Angeles despite being late for 7 Hours. IN time of cov19, it's appreciated to offer double seats to solo travelers, especially when there are empty seats within the same destination car. Cons: Offer double seats to solo travelers especially when there are empty seats within the same destination car. Tips: Prepare for delays. Bring your own food, disposable pillows for over night. Install enough games on your devices when WiFi not available IN this particular route.

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5.0

Bettye

October 16, 2022- Visiting family

San Antonio to Houston

Pros: Everything! Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Everything! Cons: Nothing.

1.0

miracle

October 10, 2022- Solo travel

Los Angeles to Houston

Pros: I didn’t like my trip at all they stopped so many times for no reason we were supposed to be there at 11 and did not make it till 4:00. Cons: I would think they need to stop having delays.

Pros: I didn’t like my trip at all they stopped so many times for no reason we were supposed to be there at 11 and did not make it till 4:00. Cons: I would think they need to stop having delays.

3.0

clifford d

August 19, 2022- Solo travel

Yuma to Los Angeles

Pros: n/a. Cons: repeat travels now ---- 8 times this year every one massively late to yuma,...this past trip was 5 hours late in arrival....,,no consideration...train tracker sometime does not work...next trip is on greyhound which ive never taken before, amtrak needs...

Pros: n/a. Cons: repeat travels now ---- 8 times this year every one massively late to yuma,...this past trip was 5 hours late in arrival....,,no consideration...train tracker sometime does not work...next trip is on greyhound which ive never taken before, amtrak needs to have far better scheduling and monitoring given this is a track which shares freight trains....still no excuse for such poor timing on every single trip so far. Tips: repeat travels now ---- 8 times this year every one massively late to yuma,...this past trip was 5 hours late in arrival....,,no consideration...train tracker sometime does not work...next trip is on greyhound which ive never taken before, amtrak needs to have far better scheduling and monitoring given this is a track which shares freight trains....still no excuse for such poor timing on every single trip so far.

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3.0

Dustin

August 15, 2022- Visiting family

Los Angeles to Tucson

Pros: Comfortable with low stess. Cons: Timeliness and dealing with people without a ticket. The word was at keast one delay due to a person refusing to get off with no ticket.

Pros: Comfortable with low stess. Cons: Timeliness and dealing with people without a ticket. The word was at keast one delay due to a person refusing to get off with no ticket.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Routes & Network

Amtrak Sunset Limited’s train network features 206 train routes that connect 22 cities serving 22 stations. On average, Amtrak Sunset Limited performs about 39 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Sunset Limited offers the highest number of daily train service include Del Rio and San Antonio.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Sunset Limited

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Houston58:36 am6:54 am
Los Angeles87:49 am5:02 am
San Antonio38:36 am6:54 am
New Orleans38:36 am6:54 am
Tucson38:36 am6:54 am
El Paso28:36 am6:54 am
Lafayette112:25 pm6:00 am
Lake Charles112:25 pm6:00 am
Beaumont112:25 pm7:55 pm

Most popular Amtrak Sunset Limited routes

The train from Del Rio to San Antonio is Amtrak Sunset Limited’s most popular route. Trips from Los Angeles to Tucson and Los Angeles to Palm Springs are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Sunset Limited routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Del Rio to San Antonio13h 48m$17
Los Angeles to Tucson19h 28m$39
Los Angeles to Palm Springs12h 36m$18
El Paso to Houston118h 35m$86
El Paso to San Antonio112h 15m$72
Houston to Los Angeles112h 40m$134
New Orleans to Lafayette13h 24m$22
San Antonio to Houston14h 45m$30
Houston to New Orleans19h 30m$46

Amtrak Sunset Limited Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Sunset Limited 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 Sunset Limited 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 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 outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets 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 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 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 39 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.

What are Amtrak Sunset Limited’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there bathrooms 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 beverages available?


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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