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There is one daily train from New Orleans to Huntsville. Traveling by train from New Orleans to Huntsville usually takes around 12 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 12 hours and 10 minutes.
|Distance||388 mi (624 km)|
|Fastest train||12h 10m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
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Which train should you take from New Orleans to Huntsville?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New Orleans, Louisiana to Huntsville, Alabama. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
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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 New Orleans to Huntsville every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $74.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Huntsville 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.
Can you take a train all the way from New Orleans to Huntsville?
How long is the train journey from New Orleans to Huntsville?
The distance between New Orleans and Huntsville is approximately 388 miles, or 624 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 10 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 New Orleans to Huntsville are the most crowded on Friday. 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?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves New Orleans at 7:00am and arrives in Huntsville around 12 hours later.
Is there a direct train from New Orleans to Huntsville?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Where is the train station in New Orleans?
There is one train station in New Orleans.
Where is the train station in Huntsville?
Huntsville has one train station.
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