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Jefferson City-New Orleans Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Jefferson City to New Orleans?

Lowest price$190.16
Fastest train28h 29m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Jefferson City to New Orleans 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 Jefferson City to New Orleans?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Jefferson City to New Orleans, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $190.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Jefferson City, MO to New Orleans, LA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $27.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Jefferson City to New Orleans?

The distance between Jefferson City and New Orleans is approximately 608 miles, or 978 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 28 hours and 29 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 Jefferson City to New Orleans 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 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 Jefferson City at 11:00am and arrives in New Orleans around 28 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Jefferson City to New Orleans?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. 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 transfer 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 Jefferson City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Jefferson City to New Orleans for $180.15.

Which train should you take from Jefferson City to New Orleans?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Jefferson City, Missouri to New Orleans, Louisiana. 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
Amtrak11d 4h 30m$256.72

Amtrak train tickets from Jefferson City to New Orleans start from $190, and on average cost $257. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak in Jefferson City leaves from 101 Jefferson St, And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, From Jefferson City to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak takes 28 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to New Orleans faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 28 hours and 29 minutes.

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