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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 22 cities along the way and ticket prices currently range between $6.50 and $224.00. It should be noted that the Sunset Limited only runs three full round trips per week, one westbound and two eastbound.


Amtrak Sunset Limited train coverage

Daily Trips31

Amtrak Sunset Limited train amenities

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

Amtrak Sunset Limited reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Sunset Limited
Based on 18 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Amtrak Sunset Limited reviews from Wanderu customers
February 23, 2020Couples trip
The personel is amaizing so freindly and helpful great all the way from the station to station. Wonderfull expierience . Will do it again
Cushionvon your seat needs work we had our pillows and blankets and we used them to give us more cushion
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
January 4, 2020Visiting friends
It was easy and simple
Seat cushion was uncomfortable when reclined it put serious pressure on my tailbone
Enjoy it’s s good way to travel for the buck
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Seats, clean car, staff.
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.
Wear very comfortable clothes and shoes.
November 23, 2019Visiting family
That we got to see our friends
That train arrive on time
Plan on wasting 10 hours not scheduled on train
October 17, 2019Visiting friends
The rail road is monumental
Wi Fi

Frequently Asked Questions

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 31 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.

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.

Cheap Amtrak Sunset Limited tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 31 Amtrak Sunset Limited trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Sunset Limited tickets start at just $6.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

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Lowest price$142.00