Texas Eagle

  • Chicago
  • St. Louis
  • Dallas
  • San Antonio
  • (Los Angeles)
32 hours 25 minutes (Chicago - San Antonio); 65 hours 20 minutes (Chicago - Los Angeles) Train Numbers
21, 22, 321, 322, 421, 422
Frequency: Daily (Chicago - San Antonio); three times weekly (Chicago - Los Angeles)

Ready for a Real Adventure? Let Amtrak Take You Deep in the Heart of Texas. Hop aboard the Texas Eagle, traveling daily between Chicago and San Antonio, taking you through major cities such as from Austin to Dallas. Connecting service between San Antonio and Los Angeles is available three times a week via the Sunset Limited. Wind through the Land of Lincoln, across the Mississippi River, and through the Ozarks to Little Rock and the piney woods of East Texas. Onward to colorful, cosmopolitan Dallas, through Austin (home of the University of Texas), and finally to San Antonio, where the legend of the Alamo and the Riverwalk attract people from all over the world.

Services on the Texas Eagle include Superliner Sleeping Car accommodations, a Dining Car serving fresh complete meals and spectacular views from our renowned Sightseer Lounge Car.

Passengers traveling on trains 421 and 422 to and from points between Chicago and Los Angeles will experience an overnight layover in San Antonio, TX, ranging from 7 to 9.5 hours in order to accommodate train coupling operations. Passengers are welcome to remain onboard during this layover or may detrain if they wish. Access to train cars may be limited and temporary power outages will occur, including loss of air conditioning. For more detailed information on the Texas Eagle visit the Texas Eagle State Site.

Travel deep into the heart of Texas and much more. Catch the next big act in Austin and float along the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park. Watch a daily cattle drive in Fort Worth and enjoy the works of world-class photographers, painters, sculptors and muralists in El Paso. Look but don’t touch giant desert cacti. Enjoy sweeping sunsets and star gaze under inky black skies.

“I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world.” — Davy Crockett

Features & Amenities

Amtrak Thruway Service offers connecting transportation to destinations such as Shreveport, LA, Houston and Galveston, TX, from the Texas Eagle and between the Maricopa, AZ, station and Phoenix Metro Center, Phoenix Airport and Tempe from the Sunset Limited. Amtrak takes care of booking and ticketing, so you can see more and do more on your trip.

Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.

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.

See the Complete Pet Program Guidelines

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

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.

As part of the Trails & Rails program, National Park service guides from the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park are onboard the Texas Eagle between San Antonio and Fort Worth.

Learn More about Trails & Rails

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