Trains from New Orleans to Jackson

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New Orleans - Jackson Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from New Orleans to Jackson. Traveling by train from New Orleans to Jackson usually takes around 3 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 43 minutes.

Distance162 mi (261 km)
Fastest train3h 43m
Lowest price$29.66
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New Orleans to Jackson

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

juan camilo

June 20, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Pros: Everything , it was really good, it was mi first time in an a train, and it was so great, I have nothing to complain, the Sit was really good, the lounge car was amazing, great place and the dinner car as well, everything was really good, I definitely would choos...

Pros: Everything , it was really good, it was mi first time in an a train, and it was so great, I have nothing to complain, the Sit was really good, the lounge car was amazing, great place and the dinner car as well, everything was really good, I definitely would choose them for my Next trip. Cons: Maybe the previous moments before boarding, I felt something confused because I didn't know how to get I'm the train, which one was the train that would take to my destinación, Maybe messages in some screen would be perfect for that situation. Tips: Enjoy it!!!

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5.0

Jackie

May 19, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Pros: I liked the friendliness of the staff. When asked a question, they responded in a very pleasant tone. The gentleman when boarding, assisted me getting on the train. I didn't have to ask him! Cons: ??? Tips: Enjoy the Ride! 💃💃💃.

Pros: I liked the friendliness of the staff. When asked a question, they responded in a very pleasant tone. The gentleman when boarding, assisted me getting on the train. I didn't have to ask him! Cons: ??? Tips: Enjoy the Ride! 💃💃💃.

5.0

Nikita

December 14, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Pros: The curious of the staff. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Pros: The curious of the staff. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

5.0

Delaney

November 3, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: No.

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: No.

5.0

Nicole

July 13, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans is a famous train and a lovely experience.

The City of New Orleans is a famous train and a lovely experience.

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

In the last month, $30.67 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Jackson. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $19.04 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 Jackson by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Orleans to Jackson in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$43 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

$64$52$39$26$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Jackson from New Orleans will be about C$19.04 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Jackson?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 47m$47.25
Amtrak City of New Orleans13h 43m$36.58
  • 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 Jackson every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $37.

  • Amtrak City of New Orleans

    Amtrak City of New Orleans

    The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak route that runs daily trains from Chicago to New Orleans and vice versa. The City of New Orleans includes a sightseer lounge with panoramic windows for the best views of the five states along the route. Affordable Coach seats cost about for a trip from New Orleans to Jackson. However, the City of New Orleans also offers private roomettes and bedrooms for added comfort and luxury (and a higher price). Passengers who book sleeper accommodations will enjoy included meals, and all passengers can stop into the cafe car to purchase meals and snacks.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from New Orleans to Jackson?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New Orleans to Jackson. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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 44 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?

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from New Orleans to Jackson. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves New Orleans at 2:00am 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.

City Information

New Orleans

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

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Main departure station: Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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

  • 495 Molton St

Where is the train station in Jackson?

Main arrival station: 300 W Capitol St

Jackson has one train station.

Train stations in Jackson:

  • 300 W Capitol St

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