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.
Features & Amenities
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.
Washington, DCWashington - Union Station
Arrive in DC’s magnificent Union Station and set off to discover the city by foot, bike or Metro. Tour the monuments and museums of the National Mall, including the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Enjoy the organic beauty of the National Botanic Gardens or bike the towpaths of the old C&O Canal or miles of trails along the Potomac River. Marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and of course, the U.S. Capitol.
“Steel” away to Pittsburgh, where old factories now house trendy street-side shops, bars and bistros. Miles of riverfront parks beckon with walking, jogging and biking trails.
A 10-ton Bessemer furnace in Station Square recalls the Steel City’s roots, while the Grand Concourse Restaurant celebrates the elegant grandeur of the 1901 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station. Just don’t leave town without riding the Inclines for a bird’s-eye view of the city that consistently earns “Best Place to Live” honors.
As a mecca of museums and galleries, music halls and historic sites, University Circle is the smart place to start your Cleveland adventures. Lunch in Little Italy, then burn off that pasta by exploring the 70 miles of paved trails in the city’s “Emerald Necklace” network of parks.
Roll your way over to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame or catch some kitsch with Ralphie and family at the genuine “Christmas Story” house.
Chicago, IllinoisChicago - Union Station
From the grandeur of Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain to iconic museums and skyscrapers, see for yourself why Chicago was once dubbed “Paris on the Prairie.” Engage in retail therapy on the Magnificent Mile or root for the home team within the friendly confines of famed Wrigley Field.
Chicago will satisfy whatever you hunger for, from hot dogs and deep dish to culture and comedy.
Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard
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, D.C. and is hosted by Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
- Washington, DC - Union Station (WAS)
- Rockville, MD (RKV)
- Harpers Ferry, WV (HFY)
- Martinsburg, WV (MRB)
- Cumberland, MD - Amtrak Station (CUM)
- Connellsville, PA (COV)
- Pittsburgh, PA - Amtrak Station (PGH)
- Alliance, OH (ALC)
- Cleveland, OH (CLE)
- Elyria, OH (ELY)
- Sandusky, OH (SKY)
- Toledo, OH (TOL)
- Waterloo, IN (WTI)
- Elkhart, IN (EKH)
- South Bend, IN (SOB)
- Chicago, IL - Union Station (CHI)