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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New Orleans to Jackson?

Lowest Price$29.02
Fastest Train3h 43m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Jackson 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.

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

In the last month, $29.53 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to Jackson, MS. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between New Orleans and Jackson is approximately 162 miles, or 261 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 43 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 Jackson are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 1:00pm and arrives in Jackson around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from New Orleans to Jackson?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Jackson with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Jackson to New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to Jackson for $37.85.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Jackson?

Amtrak City of New Orleans is the one and only train line which connects New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi. 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.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans13h 55m$30.78

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from New Orleans to Jackson start from $29, and on average cost $31. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Jackson. Amtrak City of New Orleans in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Jackson trains arrive at 300 W Capitol St, From New Orleans to Jackson train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 3 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Jackson faster, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Jackson on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $31 for a one-way weekend reservation from New Orleans.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

There is one train station in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where is the train station in Jackson?

Jackson has one train station:

  • 300 W Capitol St

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