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New Orleans-San Antonio Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from New Orleans to San Antonio. Traveling by train from New Orleans to San Antonio usually takes around 46 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Sunset Limited train can make the trip in 15 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance507 mi (815 km)
Fastest train15h 5m
Lowest price$82.29
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, C$256.05 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to San Antonio, TX. Given how far apart New Orleans and San Antonio are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$108.38 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$411$274$137JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New Orleans to San Antonio will vary between C$163 and C$400. Planning a train trip to San Antonio within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New Orleans over the next 7 days is C$197. 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

$312$249$187$125$62JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from New Orleans to San Antonio by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$108 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Orleans to San Antonio in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$287 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

$218$175$131$87$443020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to San Antonio from New Orleans will be about C$108.38 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to San Antonio?

2 train services operate from New Orleans, Louisiana to San Antonio, Texas. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 8h 10m$347.93
Amtrak Sunset Limited115h 5m$85.30
  • 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 San Antonio every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $281.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to San Antonio 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 San Antonio?

The distance between New Orleans and San Antonio is approximately 507 miles, or 815 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 46 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 5 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 San Antonio are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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?

The earliest train departs New Orleans at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 San Antonio?

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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio to New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to San Antonio for $47.36.

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 San Antonio?

Arrival stations

San Antonio has one train station.

Need a return trip from San Antonio to New Orleans?

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