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New Orleans-Tuscaloosa Train Schedule
There is one daily train from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa. Traveling by train from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa usually takes around 5 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 5 hours and 44 minutes.
|Distance||269 mi (433 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 44m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Crescent|
What is the price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa?
In the last month, C$40.79 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to Tuscaloosa, AL. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$27.12 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa will vary between C$29 and C$104. Planning a train trip to Tuscaloosa within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New Orleans over the next 7 days is C$29. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$30 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$46 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Tuscaloosa from New Orleans will be about C$27.12 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa?
Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects New Orleans, Louisiana to Tuscaloosa, 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Crescent||1||5h 56m||$45.85|
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 New Orleans to Tuscaloosa take about 5 hours and 56 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $29.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa 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 New Orleans to Tuscaloosa?
The distance between New Orleans and Tuscaloosa is approximately 269 miles, or 433 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 44 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa around 5 hours later.
Is there a direct train from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Tuscaloosa with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
Where is the train station in New Orleans?
There is one train station in New Orleans.
Where is the train station in Tuscaloosa?
Tuscaloosa has one train station.
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