I'm Julie, your virtual assistant. If you need help finding something, just ask me.
ask me
 
 
 
Tickets
Status
Schedules
My Trip
Book
Redeem

Tickets

    Multi-City >




Children and infants must travel with an adult who is at least 18 years or older.

Redeem Points




(Max. of 8)

Learn more about redeeming points online for Amtrak travel.


Status

Check Status of a Train



One city is required if train number is used.

  

Schedules


My Trip

Find a Reservation

and
-or-
Or

Log in to your Amtrak.com Account

Change text size smallChange text size mediumChange text size large Print this page

Capitol Limited

Washington, DC - Pittsburgh - Cleveland - Chicago
Capitol Limited Route Map
close
Significant Delays Possible
Passengers traveling aboard the Capitol Limited may experience significant delays due to heavy freight congestion along the route. Over recent weeks, both east and westbound trains have typically encountered delays more than four hours.
See full delay details

A Historic Journey

The Capitol Limited train runs daily between Washington, DC and Chicago. You'll follow the historic B&O line on your journey through the Potomac Valley, past historic Harpers Ferry and the Allegheny Mountains into Pittsburgh. Cross into Ohio heading north to Cleveland, and then across Ohio and Indiana into the center of Chicago.

A Comfortable Journey

Instead of driving a car, taking a plane or bus between DC, Cleveland and Chicago, Capitol Limited is bound to give you a memorable train ride. Spacious Superliner accommodations make your trip more enjoyable, with showers and thoughtful amenities, friendly service and delicious dining.

Choose a wide, comfortable Reserved Coach seat, or make reservations for Sleeper Service accommodations. In the daylight hours, find a spot in the Sightseer Lounge, and enjoy watching the spectacular scenery roll past.

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation On Board

Trails & Rails Logo An innovative partnership program between the National Park Service and Amtrak, the Trails & Rails program provides Amtrak passengers with educational opportunities to foster an appreciation of a selected region's natural and cultural heritage and renews the long tradition of associating railroads with National Parks.

The Capitol Limited has an onboard Trails & Rails program operating from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, DC and is hosted by Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Schedule (PDF )
  • Effective June 9, 2014
  • Frequency
    Daily
    Length of Trip
    18 hours
    Amenities
    Lounge Dining Car Checked Baggage Service
    29, 30
    train numbers information
    Train Numbers