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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 21 cities along the way and ticket prices currently range between $6.50 and $340.00. 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

Amtrak Sunset Limited Amenities

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

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Amtrak Sunset Limited train coverage

Daily Trips35
stations21
cities21
countries1

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 7 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 8 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 22 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 20 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 9 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 18 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 21 reviews

Amtrak Sunset Limited reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Sunset Limited

(Based on 26 reviews)

3.9
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.7

Timeliness

3.0

Staff

4.4

Value

3.6

Condition

4.4

Amtrak Sunset Limited passenger reviews

2.0

James

June 27, 2021- Solo travel

Alpine to San Antonio

Pros: Staff not helpful, seating chaotic, mask enforcement inconsistent. Only upside was the lady who operated the cafe in the lounge car was friendly and awesome, she let me get hammered drunk so I could blow off the misery of the experience. Cons: Everything except f...

Pros: Staff not helpful, seating chaotic, mask enforcement inconsistent. Only upside was the lady who operated the cafe in the lounge car was friendly and awesome, she let me get hammered drunk so I could blow off the misery of the experience. Cons: Everything except for the awesome lady in the cafe. Tips: Pay extra for the upgrades.

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5.0

Marlene

June 23, 2021- Visiting family

Lake Charles to Houston

Pros: It’s an easy expensive ride. Clean. Spacious. Cons: Nothing. Tips: So worth it just for the experience.

Pros: It’s an easy expensive ride. Clean. Spacious. Cons: Nothing. Tips: So worth it just for the experience.

1.0

Kathryn

April 23, 2021- Vacation

Alpine to New Orleans

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

February 23, 2020- Couples trip

Houston to Tucson

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

December 23, 2019- Visiting family

Beaumont to El Paso

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.

Amtrak Sunset Limited Routes & Network

Amtrak Sunset Limited’s train network features 231 train routes that connect 21 cities serving 21 stations. On average, Amtrak Sunset Limited performs about 35 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Sunset Limited offers the highest number of daily train service include Houston and New Orleans.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Sunset Limited

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Houston38:36 am6:54 am
Los Angeles57:49 am5:02 am
Tucson38:36 am6:54 am
New Orleans38:36 am6:54 am
San Antonio48:36 am6:54 am
El Paso18:36 am6:54 am
Lafayette212:25 pm6:54 am
Lake Charles18:36 am6:00 am
Palm Springs37:49 am6:54 am

Top States Served by Amtrak Sunset Limited

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
New Mexico210Deming
Arizona455Tucson
Louisiana547New Orleans
Texas7105Houston
California4131Los Angeles

Most popular Amtrak Sunset Limited routes

The train from Houston to New Orleans is Amtrak Sunset Limited’s most popular route. Trips from Houston to Lake Charles and Los Angeles to Palm Springs are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Sunset Limited routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Houston to New Orleans19h 30m$46
Houston to Lake Charles13h 19m$22
Los Angeles to Palm Springs12h 36m$18
El Paso to Houston118h 35m$86
Los Angeles to Houston111h 10m$134
New Orleans to Lafayette13h 24m$22
El Paso to San Antonio112h 15m$72
Houston to Lafayette15h 2m$32
Los Angeles to Tucson19h 28m$39

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 35 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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