Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to New Orleans

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How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to New Orleans?

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to New Orleans was $218.09. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $155.50 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 Philadelphia to New Orleans?

The distance between Philadelphia and New Orleans is approximately 1088.89 miles, or 1751.96 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 28 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 hours and 37 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's the best day to take the train from Philadelphia to New Orleans?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Monday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Philadelphia to New Orleans.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Sunday. If you are planning to book travel for Sunday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Amtrak Crescent has the most frequent connections between Philadelphia to New Orleans

Typically there is one train schedule per day. On the route to New Orleans 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Crescent offers the most scheduled departures between Philadelphia to New Orleans, usually offering one departure 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 Philadelphia to New Orleans, which start at $198.11.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to New Orleans start from $223.20, and on average cost $265.59. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

From Philadelphia to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak takes 30 hours and 19 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 37 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New Orleans on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $265.59 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

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Avg. Time
1d 6h 19m
Avg. Price
$265.59

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Philadelphia to New Orleans start from $176.98, and on average cost $259.57. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak Crescent in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

From Philadelphia to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 28 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to New Orleans faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 28 hours and 37 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 $291.43 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 4h 38m
Avg. Price
$259.57

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Philadelphia on their way to New Orleans. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Philadelphia are:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
There is one train station where trains arrive in New Orleans from Philadelphia. These are the busiest arriving stations in New Orleans:
  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave