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Cheap train tickets from New York to New Orleans

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from New York to New Orleans?

Lowest Price$196.93
Fastest Train30h 17m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from New York to New Orleans?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from New York to New Orleans is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New York to New Orleans was $256.08. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 18 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $31.05 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from New York to New Orleans?

The distance between New York and New Orleans is approximately 1169.03 miles, or 1880.90 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 38 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 hours and 17 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from New York to New Orleans?

On Sunday trains from New York to New Orleans are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from New York to New Orleans?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to New Orleans. On the route to New Orleans 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between New York to New Orleans, usually offering 1.362 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves New Orleans with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from New York to New Orleans, which start at $123.26.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from New York to New Orleans

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from New York to New Orleans start from $246.51, and on average cost $307.49. Daily there are 1.362069 Amtrak schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

From New York to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak takes 44 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to New Orleans faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 30 hours and 17 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 1.611111 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $298.32 for a one-way train ticket to New Orleans.

Avg. Time
1d 20h 58m
Avg. Price
$307.49

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from New York to New Orleans start from $196.93, and on average cost $243.28. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak Crescent in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

From New York to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 30 hours and 17 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New Orleans on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $275.60 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Avg. Time
1d 6h 17m
Avg. Price
$243.28

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart New York on their way to New Orleans:
  • Penn Station
There is one train station where trains from New York arrive in New Orleans:
  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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