Southwest Chief : Overview

Chicago - Albuquerque - Los Angeles

The Amtrak Southwest Chief runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles, through the vast expanse of the fabled American West.
You'll be mesmerised by this region's beauty and allure. We'll take you across the mighty Mississippi through eight states - past wheat fields and ranches, missions and pueblos, mountains and deserts. Carving through curving canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, you'll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from interstate highways.