About the DOT

AMTRAK train during Autumn
DID YOU KNOW? AMTRAK has an
average annual ridership of 51,499
passengers in Iowa. (2019)

PASSENGER RAIL

  • Two transcontinental AMTRAK passenger routes, consisting of 297 miles, pass through Iowa. The lines include the California Zephyr, with service between Chicago and San Francisco; and the Southwest Chief, with service between Chicago and Los Angeles.
  • AMTRAK stops at six passenger rail stations in Iowa: Creston, Osceola, Ottumwa, Mount Pleasant and Burlington for the California Zephyr; and Fort Madison for the Southwest Chief.
  • AMTRAK has an average annual Iowa ridership of 51,499 passengers. (2019)