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About Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent is an Amtrak train route running from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. Stretching 1,377 miles, it is one of the longest train routes in America. It also passes through more states than any other Amtrak train: 12 states and the District of Columbia. Other major cities among the Crescent's 33 stops include Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC.

Carrying more than 250,000 passengers per year, the Amtrak Crescent is primarily used for long-distance train travel. For shorter trips, travelers are encouraged to use regional trains such as the Amtrak Northeast Regional instead. The full journey from New York to New Orleans (or vice versa) takes approximately 30 hours; you can expect the price of that journey to be $277.77 or less. Crescent trains operate under numbers 19 and 20 and offer coach, business, and sleeper classes.


Amtrak Crescent train coverage

Daily Trips105

Amtrak Crescent train amenities

Amtrak Crescent
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet

Amtrak Crescent reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Crescent
Based on 100 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Amtrak Crescent reviews from Wanderu customers
September 1, 2020Solo travel
The train is a beautiful specimen to get around on. The scenery is delightful, the train rocks back and forth which is soothing and typically can be quiet.The train is a beautiful specimen to get around on. The scenery is delightful, the train rocks back and forth which is soothing and typically can be quiet.
The food.The food.
A pillow and warm blanket are a must!A pillow and warm blanket are a must!
August 3, 2020Visiting family
The tranquility.The tranquility.
You’re fine.You’re fine.
Be on time, because Amtrak is.Be on time, because Amtrak is.
July 31, 2020Visiting family
Seeing my family Seeing my family
Betty A
June 26, 2020Vacation
Very pleasant adventure to Birmingham. Very pleasant adventure to Birmingham.
Very nice experienceVery nice experience
June 19, 2020Visiting family
Too coldToo cold

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Amtrak Crescent trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Crescent offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Crescent will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Crescent WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Crescent trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Crescent might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Crescent's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Crescent has 105 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Crescent does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Crescent requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Crescent trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Crescent trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Amtrak Crescent provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Crescent ticket?

Amtrak Crescent does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Crescent offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Crescent goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Crescent offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Crescent tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 105 Amtrak Crescent trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Crescent tickets start at just $6.68. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

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