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Texas Eagle


Chicago - St Louis - Dallas - Austin - San Antonio - (Los Angeles)

The Texas Eagle service by Amtrak provides a scenicjourney from Chicago, Illinois, to San Antonio, Texas, with connections to other major cities including Dallas and Fort Worth. Experience the diverse landscapes of the Midwest, the rolling hills of Texas, and the vibrant culture of the Lone Star State. Three days per week the train continues onto Phoenix (via bus connection at Maricopa) and Los Angeles as part of the Sunset Limited, making this the longest route in America!

Relax in comfortable seating or private sleeping accommodations and enjoy amenities such as a dining car offering delicious meals and a lounge where you can socialize. With the Texas Eagle service, Amtrak offers a convenient and enjoyable way to explore the heartland of America and the charm of Texas.

33 hours

Trip Time

1,306 mi (2,102 km)

Trip Length



Route Highlights

Chicago, Illinois: The journey begins with the bustling energy of Chicago, a hub of art, music, and culinary delights. Glimpses of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline, including Willis Tower, are seen as the train departs. The contrast of urban landscapes and natural beauty on the horizon sets the stage for the adventure ahead.

Springfield, Illinois: Springfield, the heart of Lincoln Country, boasts numerous historic sites connected to Abraham Lincoln, including his presidential library and home. Passengers can explore these landmarks, set against Illinois’ prairie landscapes. The rich political history here sets a reflective mood for the journey.

St. Louis, Missouri: As the train approaches St. Louis, passengers witness the Gateway Arch, a symbol of westward expansion. Crossing the Mississippi River provides views of this mighty waterway, bridging the Midwest’s charm with the South’s unique culture. The city’s blend of history, arts, and innovation invites exploration.

Arkansas Countryside: Traversing Arkansas means lush views of the Ozark Mountains, tranquil lakes, and verdant forests. Passengers can appreciate the region’s agricultural landscapes, charming small towns, and seasonal changes. This natural beauty offers a peaceful respite.

Little Rock, Arkansas: Little Rock, set against the Arkansas River, is rich in Civil Rights history, particularly the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. The city’s vibrant downtown area juxtaposes its historical significance. These contrasting elements provide an engaging experience for passengers.

Texarkana, Arkansas-Texas: Texarkana, on the border of Arkansas and Texas, showcases a unique blend of Southern traditions and Western influences. From its quaint downtown to its cultural heritage, this twin city offers a glimpse into America’s complex cultural fabric. The train station, literally straddling the state line, is a must-see landmark.

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas: Entering Dallas-Fort Worth, passengers encounter sprawling urban landscapes, modern architecture, and Texan hospitality. With major sports venues and rich cultural offerings, the Metroplex is a vibrant hub of activity. The contrast between Dallas’s urban energy and Fort Worth’s cowboy heritage adds depth to the journey.

Austin, Texas: Austin is famed for its music, tech industry, and cultural vibrancy. The cityscape, featuring the beautiful Texas State Capitol, mixes with the natural scenery of the Colorado River. This blend of tradition and modernity embodies Texas’s diverse spirit.

San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio’s rich cultural heritage is evident in its historic missions, lively festivals, and the famed River Walk. The Mexican and Texan cultures meld here, offering a unique cultural experience, rich in food, art, and history. From the Alamo to the modern Pearl District, San Antonio provides a fitting conclusion to the journey.


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