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All Aboard To Temple

A getaway not far at all!

Temple, Texas, is the perfect city to visit when you travel by train. Temple's convenient location makes it a getaway that feels like home. Our Amtrak train station is located in Temple's growing downtown district, where visitors will find fun attractions, things to do, museums, and satisfyingly delicious meals from our locally-owned restaurants. Discover why downtown Temple is on the right track for your next journey.

For those looking for ideas of things to do for day trips and overnight stays, visit our Half-Day and Overnight Stay itinerary pages. We've compiled a list of ideas for family-friendly and fascinating attractions, restaurants, and unique things to do. Discover what we are all about!

For those traveling to Temple to visit friends and family, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to see and do throughout the destination. From movies to adventure parks, splash pads, and shopping, Temple has plenty to entertain you. For overnight guests, visit our Places To Stay page to learn about area hotels and budget-friendly options for you to stay while you're in town.

For those traveling with children, learn more about all the family-friendly activities Temple has to offer. Visit our Things To Do With Kids page to find your next favorite attraction. Have a pet coming with you on your next big adventure? View our dog-friendly guide to prepare ahead of time to take breaks for your pet to play too. 

Want to experience what makes Temple so unique? Explore our destination through free attractions such as our Instagrammable places self-guided tour, historical driving tour, scenic trails and visitor-friendly parks, views of Belton Lake, and by finding each art train sculpture located in downtown Temple. 

There is plenty to see and do in Temple, whether sticking to a budget or experiencing everything possible. Temple, Texas, can't wait to have you visit!

Texas Eagle Trips To Temple

Overnight Trips:

  • Alpine (14 hrs 40 min)

  • El Paso (18 hrs 50 min)

  • Sanderson (12 hrs 49 min)

Half Day Trips:

  • Austin (1 hr 54 min)

  • Cleburne (1 hr 51 min)

  • Dallas (4 hrs 53 min)

  • Del Rio (10 hrs 23 min)

  • Ft. Worth (2 hrs 33 min)

  • Longview (8 hrs 15 min)

  • Marshall (8 hrs 53 min)

  • McGregor (0 hrs 43 min)

  • Mineola (7 hrs 18 min)

  • San Antonio (4 hrs 25 min)

  • San Marcos (2 hrs 53 min)

  • Taylor (1 hr 3 min)


Timetables are subject to change, please check amtrak.com for the most current information.

Want to learn more about the Amtrak accommodations? Take a tour of the Texas Eagle bedroom accommodation for overnight travel.

During Your Visit With Amtrak


Texas Amtrak Stations

With stations set up in all regions of the great state of Texas, visitors can explore and visit unique destinations in the state with ease. Learn more about the Texas stations.

Texas has 19 Amtrak train stations to make visiting all parts of the state easy and affordable…

Arrivals At Amtrak

After boarding the train and departing your location, you'll take an enjoyable train ride to Temple. Depending on where you've boarded the train, the ride will be longer but just as worth it when you visit our ever-growing and exciting destination. The train arrives in Temple twice a day. When you arrive in Temple, you'll be ready to get out and explore what Temple has to offer.

For travelers who may not be seasoned or experienced Amtrak travelers, Discover Temple has some tips and tricks to help you get through your upcoming trip with the fewest possible hiccups and bumps along the way. We want your train ride to our destination to be fun, easy to navigate, and easy to plan. All you have to do is get here!

Need to check the status of your train? Visit the Amtrak website. Visitors can enter their train information and see precisely when the train will arrive.

Amtrak Resources

Get tips and tricks to making the most of your next visit by train. Learn more about family trips, discounts, the Texas Eagle train, and so much more. Amtrak makes traveling by train easy and will keep you on the right track. The Texas Eagle is the only train arriving to and departing from Temple.

Tips & Tricks To Make The Most Of Your Trip With Amtrak

Why travel with Amtrak to Temple?

Amtrak provides an accessible, affordable, and unique way to travel to and from destinations. For visitors traveling solo, with family, or in a large group, traveling with Amtrak should be an easy, comfortable experience for all. Traveling by train allows visitors to sit back and relax as they let ride on to their next destination. Instead of worrying about making the drive, visitors can simply get ready to step off the train and start exploring the sights of the unique destination they've been waiting for. Our visitors have the convenience of having the Amtrak lobby next door to the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum and in close proximity to all things Downtown Temple. The sights and sounds of Temple are just around the corner as you step off the train.

What can you expect on the train?

The Amtrak trains allow our visitors to Temple to get comfortable. The trains feature wide seats, plug-in power, big windows, and plenty of room to get up and stretch your legs. No more cramped seat spacing. Our visitors can travel in comfort to our destination.

Tickets & Luggage

Tickets are required for travel. Most Amtrak stations have the option for guests to purchase eTickets. ETickets are sent to visitors through PDF attachment in an emailed receipt of purchase. The eTicket can also be retrieved in the free Amtrak app on your smart device. Travelers can also purchase tickets through an Amtrak Kiosk or receive their tickets by mail in advance of their upcoming trip. 

Each traveler can bring up to 2 personal and 2 carry-on items. Size/weight limitations apply. Travelers can check bags. Fees may apply.


After a fun-filled visit to Temple, it's time to head back to the local Amtrak station. Be sure to track your train status on the Amtrak website to stay informed of your trains departure time. Visitors will want to arrive at the station early to ensure they are on time for their incoming train. If you weren't able to see and do everything you wanted while in the city, the good news is Temple is only a train ride away. With its photo ops, great food, local attractions, and historic museums, you'll be excited to return to Temple's exciting downtown district. We can't wait to see you again in Temple!