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Tucson-New Orleans Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Tucson to New Orleans. Traveling by train from Tucson to New Orleans usually takes around 35 hours and 25 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance1242 mi (1999 km)
Fastest train35h 25m
Lowest price$152.86
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Tucson to New Orleans?

In the last month, C$152.86 was the average price of a train ticket from Tucson, AZ to New Orleans, LA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$46.82 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

$182$146$109$73$36JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tucson to New Orleans by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$153 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tucson to New Orleans in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$175 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$212$170$127$85$423020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Orleans from Tucson will be about C$46.82 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tucson to New Orleans?

2 train services operate from Tucson, Arizona to New Orleans, Louisiana. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 11h 25m$161.80
Amtrak Sunset Limited11d 11h 25m$156.46
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Tucson to New Orleans every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $153.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tucson to New Orleans during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Tucson to New Orleans?

The distance between Tucson and New Orleans is approximately 1242 miles, or 1999 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 35 hours and 25 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tucson to New Orleans are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Tucson at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Tucson to New Orleans?

Trains leave the station in Tucson twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to New Orleans faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Orleans to Tucson. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tucson to New Orleans for $269.33.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tucson?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tucson.

Train stations in Tucson:

  • 400 N Toole Ave

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station.

Train stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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