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Jackson-New Orleans Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Jackson, MI to New Orleans, LA?

Lowest Price$233.70
Fastest Train33h 27m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Jackson to New Orleans right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Jackson to New Orleans. 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.

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

In the last month, $267.09 was the average price of a train ticket from Jackson, MI to New Orleans, LA. Given how far apart Jackson and New Orleans are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

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

The distance between Jackson and New Orleans is approximately 906 miles, or 1458 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 38 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 33 hours and 27 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 Jackson to New Orleans are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Saturday 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 Jackson at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 Jackson to New Orleans?

Trains leave the station in Jackson twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Orleans to Jackson. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Jackson to New Orleans for $244.38.

Which train should you take from Jackson to New Orleans?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Jackson, Michigan to New Orleans, Louisiana. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 14h 36m$285.78

Where is the train station in Jackson?

There is one train station in Jackson:

  • 501 E Michigan Ave

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

New Orleans has one train station:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Price trends for trains from Jackson to New Orleans

Monthly average prices

$334$267$200$134$67ONDJFMAMJJAS

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