IMG_0578The Swift Stream can go almost anywhere Amtrak does. The Swift Stream is based in Kansas City, Missouri. It is a short trip from there to Chicago, which gives you easy access to a large number of Amtrak routes. Some popular trips include:

Kansas City to St Louis

A great trip if your time or budget is limited. Board the Swift Stream in Kansas City for one of Amtrak’s two daily trips to St Louis. The ride lasts just under six hours, through scenic mid-western farmland and small towns, then along the shore of the Missouri River. Stay in St Louis as long as you like before returning – overnight, a weekend, or several days. We can even make the round trip in a single day, if you just want to experience the ride. While in St Louis you can sleep on board the car at night, parked right in the station downtown. We can serve any meals you want on board the train.


IMG_6507The train is an easy, scenic, and relaxing way to go from Kansas City to Chicago.  The train leaves Kansas City around 7:30 in the morning and arrives mid-afternoon in Chicago.  Breakfast and lunch will be served on the way.  If you like, you can board the Swift Stream the night before and sleep on board, so you don’t have to wake up early to get to the station.  Chicago back to Kansas City leaves mid-afternoon and arrives around 10:00 pm, with dinner served on board.  Travel one way or round trip, whichever works best for your group.  You are welcome to spend the night on board in Kansas City before or after your trip.  It’s not possible to stay on the car overnight in Chicago, but there are plenty of hotel options in the Loop nearby.

New Orleans

Enjoy a few days in the “Crescent City.” Board the Swift Stream in Chicago in the evening, and during the night the car will travel south on the famous City of New Orleans. We’ll travel through delta farmland and bayou country all through the next morning, enjoying breakfast and lunch on board. Mid-afternoon we arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. While in New Orleans, use the car as a hotel parked right in the station, next door to the Superdome. If you like, we can serve meals on board, or you can go out to eat at some of the great restaurants of New Orleans. The return trip departs in the afternoon. We’ll enjoy dinner on board, as well as breakfast the following morning. Shortly after breakfast we arrive back in Chicago.

Los Angeles

Travel across America along the route of Amtrak’s historic Southwest Chief. Board the Swift Stream on Friday evening in Kansas City, where we will be added to the west bound train. All day Saturday we’ll enjoy wide-open views of Southern Colorado and New Mexico, then cross into Arizona.  Sunday we’ll be in California, with a morning arrival in Los Angeles. Spend a few days in Los Angeles, with the Swift Stream parked at Union Station as your hotel.

DSC01719Other Destinations

The Swift Stream can go virtually anywhere in the country that Amtrak goes.  Let us know where you want to travel and we can work out a custom itenerary for you. At many major Amtrak terminals, the Swift Stream can be parked right in the train station and you can stay on board the car. We serve full meals on board, as well as beverages and snacks, and can accomodate any menu you want. We are happy to give you an exact quote for any specific trip – just ask us!