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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from New Orleans to Atlanta. Traveling by train from New Orleans to Atlanta usually takes around 31 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 12 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance424 mi (683 km)
Fastest train12h 45m
Lowest price$50.60
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New Orleans to Atlanta

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Timothy

March 10, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Train travel is the only way to travel if you have the time to spre. Cons: nothing. Tips: have flexibility in your schedule, Train travel is slow and freight trains take priority out there.

Pros: Train travel is the only way to travel if you have the time to spre. Cons: nothing. Tips: have flexibility in your schedule, Train travel is slow and freight trains take priority out there.

5.0

Kathy

November 22, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: It was my first train ride but will not be my last because of the friendly service I received. Tips: Take a train ride if you haven’t already.

Pros: It was my first train ride but will not be my last because of the friendly service I received. Tips: Take a train ride if you haven’t already.

1.0

William

June 8, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: The staff was friendly. Cons: The conductor was not transparent and did not keep us in the loop about what was going on. Once we started moving again we averaged about 15 MPH the rest of the way. Tips: Do not take trains in the US. They are unreliable and ineffic...

Pros: The staff was friendly. Cons: The conductor was not transparent and did not keep us in the loop about what was going on. Once we started moving again we averaged about 15 MPH the rest of the way. Tips: Do not take trains in the US. They are unreliable and inefficient. Could have driven from NO to ATL, back to NO, and back to ATL in the amount of time this trip took. Very disappointing. All in all our average speed was 25 MPH over the course of a 19-hour train ride.

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

In the last month, $100.48 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Atlanta. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 9 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $29.35 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New Orleans to Atlanta by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$65 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Orleans to Atlanta in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$104 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

$195$156$117$78$393020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 9 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Atlanta from New Orleans will be about C$29.35 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Atlanta?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 4h 8m$201.79
Amtrak Crescent112h 45m$63.92
  • 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 New Orleans to Atlanta every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $79.

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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 New Orleans to Atlanta take about 12 hours and 45 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $51.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Atlanta 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 Atlanta?

The distance between New Orleans and Atlanta is approximately 424 miles, or 683 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 31 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 45 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New Orleans to Atlanta on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New Orleans at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 New Orleans to Atlanta?

Trains leave the station in New Orleans 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta to New Orleans.

City Information

New Orleans

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New Orleans, LA - NOL-1

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New Orleans is the most populous city in the southern state of Louisiana and one of the most popular party destinations in the whole world. Known as The Big Easy, New Orleans is famous for its distinct French-Spanish architecture, Creole cuisine, and unique music. Around the globe, New Orleans is best known as the host city of Mardi Gras, a late-winter carnival known for flashy costumes and never-ending street parties. Because of that, NOLA is consistently among the preferred vacation destinations among spring breakers and post-grad travelers.

There’s a lot more to New Orleans than just partying, though. While you’re in town, connect with the artistic side of your personality with a visit to the famed New Orleans Museum of Art where you will find the South’s most impressive collection of French and American art. A visit to the Big Easy will not be complete without stopping by some of the city’s iconic cemeteries. Whether you take a guided tour or you explore on your own, you will learn a lot about the area’s history and urban legends.

New Orleans is one of the main economic and commercial centers of the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and as such it is easily accessible by all kinds of transportation. The airport is located not too far from the city center, while the city’s main bus and train station, the Union Passenger Terminal, is placed right in the heart of downtown New Orleans.

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave - NOLAMT-0

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Departure stations

Opened in 1954 to replace the five depots spread throughout the city, the Union Passenger Terminal connects all of New Orleans’ passenger rail into one iconic building. To this day, it remains the largest transportation hub in New Orleans and is a key link for travel throughout the Southern United States. Three of Amtrak’s long distance train lines end their service at Union Passenger Terminal: the City of New Orleans line from Chicago, the Crescent line from New York City, and the Sunset Limited line from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Buses operated by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines also serve this station, as well as public transit which connects to New Orleans’ famous streetcars. At the station, there are shops, a game room, and food for purchase, and the city’s must-visit French Quarter is just a mile away.

All train stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

  • 902 Washington Ave

  • Union Station

  • 700 W San Francisco Ave

  • 350 Hoefgen St

  • Amtrak Platform - 198 E Emporia St

  • 400 N Toole Ave

  • 100 Ryan St

  • 100 W Commercial St

  • 100 Lee Ave

  • 400 East Railroad Ave

  • 2555 W Cedar St

  • 102 W Holland Ave

  • 19427 N John Wayne Pkwy

  • 148 Burlington Ct

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW - ATLAMT-0

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Arrival stations

Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.

Train stations in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

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