Washington D.C. to Chicago

Rail Journey - from £75

Capitol Limited

Instead of driving a car or flying between D.C. and Chicago, Capitol Limited is bound to give you a memorable experience. Spacious accommodations will make your trip even more enjoyable, with showers and thoughtful amenities, friendly service and delicious dining.

  • Comfortable reclining seats
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Dining car for refreshments
  • Air-conditioned carriages

Your Rail Journey

The Capitol Limited train runs daily between Washington D.C. 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. Then across Ohio and Indiana into the centre of Chicago.

Coach Class Travel

Coach Class travel is an economical way to travel from Washington D.C. to Chicago whilst taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Coach Class seats include:

  • Wide, comfortable reclining seats
  • Ample legroom for your comfort
  • A fold-down tray for dining
  • Individual reading light
  • Electrical sockets right at your seat

Roomettes & Bedrooms

Roomettes and Bedrooms are ideal for one to four passengers, with comfortable seats on either side of a big picture window. At night, the seats convert to comfortable beds and upper berths fold down from above. Roomettes and Bedrooms include:

  • Meals and bottled water
  • Electrical outlets
  • Climate control
  • Individual reading lights
  • Fresh towels and bed linens
  • Soap and shower amenities
  • Personal service (turn-down, coffee, make-up bed)

Dining Onboard

Onboard the Capitol Limited, full food service is available throughout the day in the Lounge Car, featuring table seating. Foodservice is normally available from early morning until late evening. On these cars, there is also a variety of pick up and go style foods, including sandwiches, pizza, snacks and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Washington D.C. to Chicago (Daily)

Departs: 16:05
Arrives: 08:45 (+1)

Chicago to Washington D.C. (Daily)

Departs: 18:40
Arrives: 13:05 (+1)

Rail Journey - from £75


Upgrade to a Roomette – from £188

Upgrade to a Bedroom – from £225

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Travel in style between America’s great cities, soaking in the scenery on the way. These great rail journeys are a spectacular alternative to flying as you travel between two centres.

Coach & Business Class
Coach Class seats are wide, comfortable, recline and have plenty of legroom for you to stretch out. The carriages are air-conditioned with large windows perfect for viewing the wonderful scenery.

Sleeper Cabins
Available on long distance rail journeys, Sleeper cabins are the perfect way to get some sleep whilst you travel. Cabins range from roomettes suitable for two passengers to bedroom suites that can fit four, a great option for families.

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