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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Atlanta to Newark. Traveling by train from Atlanta to Newark usually takes around 21 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 17 hours and 21 minutes.

Distance740 mi (1191 km)
Fastest train17h 21m
Lowest price$163.34
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Atlanta to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$299$200$100JunJun

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$281$224$168$112$563020100

Which train should you take from Atlanta to Newark?

2 train services operate from Atlanta, Georgia to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 0h 39m$236.01
Amtrak Crescent118h 11m$232.83
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Atlanta to Newark every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $163.

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  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Atlanta to Newark take about 18 hours and 11 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $163.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Atlanta to Newark 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 Atlanta to Newark?

The distance between Atlanta and Newark is approximately 740 miles, or 1191 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 17 hours and 21 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 Atlanta to Newark 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 Sunday 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 Atlanta at 8:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Atlanta to Newark?

Trains leave the station in Atlanta twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Newark with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Atlanta. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Atlanta to Newark for $103.49.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Atlanta.

Where is the train station in Newark?

Arrival stations

Newark receives travelers from Atlanta at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

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