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Capitol Limited

Washington, DC - Pittsburgh - Cleveland - Chicago
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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 sleeping car accommodations and enjoy watching the spectacular scenery roll past.

Capitol Limited Walk-On Bike Service

Don't let your bike sit at home while you have all the fun — take it with you on your next Capitol Limited train trip and explore your destination car-free. Advance reservations are required. See the full details.

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

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.

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Pets on Trains

Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.

Complete Pet Program Guidelines

Schedule (PDF )
  • Effective January 11, 2016
  • Frequency
    Daily
    Length of Trip
    18 hours
    Amenities
    Lounge Dining Car Checked Baggage Service
    29, 30
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