The Capitol Limited, the Cardinal and the Lake Shore Limited are eastern Amtrak routes that travel to Chicago, Illinois. From the west, routes such as the California Zephyr and the Empire Builder go to Chicago. From the south, the City of New Orleans and the Texas Eagle head to Chicago.
The Capitol Limited departs from Washington, D.C. Both the Cardinal and the Lake Shore Limited depart from New York City, although the Lake Shore Limited also has a connecting train from Boston, Massachusetts. The California Zephyr departs from San Francisco, California, while the Empire Builder departs from Seattle, Washington. The City of New Orleans departs from New Orleans, Louisiana. The Southwest Chief departs from San Antonio, Texas, although this route also has a connecting train from Los Angeles, California.