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New Orleans-Memphis Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from New Orleans to Memphis. Traveling by train from New Orleans to Memphis usually takes around 8 hours and 35 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance359 mi (578 km)
Fastest train8h 35m
Lowest price$63.59
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Cherlyn

November 15, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Pros: Comfortable , informative before arriving to each station and how long ., but more rocky than going to New Orleans. Cons: N/A. Tips: Bring books, or games or something to do. No WiFi for technology stuff and scenery eventually gets boring from that viewpoint or...

Pros: Comfortable , informative before arriving to each station and how long ., but more rocky than going to New Orleans. Cons: N/A. Tips: Bring books, or games or something to do. No WiFi for technology stuff and scenery eventually gets boring from that viewpoint or too dark to see any.

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5.0

Mary

September 20, 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Pros: The Dinning car the girl who worked it was awesome. Cons: The pricing for the sleep in cars! And have WiFi. Tips: It was an enjoyable time for my wife and I!!

Pros: The Dinning car the girl who worked it was awesome. Cons: The pricing for the sleep in cars! And have WiFi. Tips: It was an enjoyable time for my wife and I!!

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

In the last month, C$70.45 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$18.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New Orleans to Memphis will vary between C$64 and C$138. Planning a train trip to Memphis within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New Orleans over the next 7 days is C$69. 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

$94$75$56$37$19JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from New Orleans to Memphis 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$66 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Orleans to Memphis in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$84 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

$125$100$75$50$253020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Memphis from New Orleans will be about C$18.08 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Memphis?

Amtrak City of New Orleans is the one and only train line which connects New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee. 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 Orleans18h 35m$78.69

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between New Orleans and Memphis is approximately 359 miles, or 578 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 35 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 Memphis 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 Friday 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 Memphis around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from New Orleans to Memphis?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Memphis 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 Memphis to New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to Memphis for $67.33.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Departure stations

There is one train station in New Orleans.

Where is the train station in Memphis?

Arrival stations

Memphis has one train station.

Need a return trip from Memphis to New Orleans?

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