Amtrak routes with sleeper cars

Amtrak Viewliner Bedroom

An Amtrak sleeper car is a train car that contains restrooms, shower rooms and sleeping accommodations (not coach seats). Only the overnight and long-distance trains have sleeper cars, which contain roomettes and bedrooms. Meals are included when you purchase one of these overnight sleeping options (except on the Silver Star route).

See the list below to view the Amtrak routes with sleeper cars and the type of sleeping accommodations you can book to learn more. Note that there are two types of sleeper cars: superliner (two-level train car) and viewliner (one-level train car), with the main difference being that the viewliner roomettes and bedrooms have toilets, sinks and higher celings.

Auto Train

The Auto Train travels direct between Virginia and Florida. You must take a vehicle with you in order to book a ticket. 

California Zephyr

The California Zephyr travels between Northern California and Chicago via the Rocky Mountains.

Capitol Limited

The Capitol Limited travels between Washington D.C. and Chicago.


The Cardinal travels between New York City and Chicago through Washington D.C.

Coast Starlight

The Coast Starlight is a scenic route on the West Coast that travels between Los Angeles and Seattle.


The Crescent travels between New Orleans and New York City through Atlanta and North Carolina.

Empire Builder

One of the great West routes, the Empire Builder travels between Chicago and either Seattle or Portland with a stop at Glacier National Park.

Lake Shore Limited

Travel near the Great Lakes on the Lake Shore Limited, with service between Chicago and either Boston or New York City.


The Palmetto travels between New York City and Savannah, Georgia on the East Coast.

Silver Meteor/Silver Star

The Silver Meteor and Silver Star are the Florida trains that travel between New York City and Miami. 

Southwest Chief

Explore beautiful scenery on the Southwest Chief, with service between Chicago and Los Angeles via New Mexico and Arizona.

Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited trains travel between Los Angeles and New Orleans three times per week in each direction.

Texas Eagle

The Texas Eagle trains travel between Chicago and Los Angeles via Texas.

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