Elko, NV (ELK)

Established in 1868 with the arrival of the Central Pacific Railroad, the town was named after the herds of elk once common to the region.

1300 Water Street (Train No. 5)
1301 Sharps Access Road (Train No. 6)
Elko, NV 89801

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (FY 2017): $514,127
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2017): 7,219
  • Facility Ownership: Union Pacific Railroad
  • Parking Lot Ownership: Union Pacific Railroad, City of Elko
  • Platform Ownership: Union Pacific Railroad
  • Track Ownership: Union Pacific Railroad

Alex Khalfin
Regional Contact
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The stop in Elko consists of eastbound and westbound shelters, repaired and cleaned in the summer of 2005, located on the platforms.

This area was originally inhabited by Native Americans and was a stop on the pioneers’ route to the west. The town of Elko was established in 1868 with the arrival of the Central Pacific Railroad. It was named after the herds of elk which once lived in the area.

Today, Elko has begun modernizing the city while striving to maintain its old charm. It is home to the Western Folklife Center, a regional nonprofit organization that works to expand understanding of the culture of people living in the West. Elko also has a Hollywood connection, as Bing Crosby once owned a ranch in the area.

Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this facility, which is served by two daily trains.

Station Type:

Platform with Shelter


  • Yes Short Term Parking Spaces

    Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only not overnight. Parking fees may apply.

  • Accessible Payphones
  • Accessible Platform

    Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.

  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Ticket Office
  • Accessible Waiting Room
  • Accessible Water Fountain
  • ATM
  • Baggage Storage

    Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags equivalent to 'left luggage' in Europe. A storage fee may apply.

  • Bike Boxes
  • Checked Baggage
  • Dedicated Parking
  • Elevator
  • Enclosed Waiting Area
  • Help With Luggage
  • High Platform

    A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train with the exception of Superliners.

  • Lockers

    Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage

  • Long-term Parking Spaces

    Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.

  • Lounge
  • Parking Attendant
  • Pay Phones
  • QuikTrakKiosk
  • Restrooms
  • Shipping Boxes
  • Ski Bags
  • Wheelchair Lift

    Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.

  • Wheelchairs
  • WiFi