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North Charleston-New Orleans Train Schedule
There are 3 daily trains from North Charleston to New Orleans. Traveling by train from North Charleston to New Orleans usually takes around 52 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 36 hours and 2 minutes.
|Distance||628 mi (1011 km)|
|Fastest train||36h 2m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from North Charleston to New Orleans?
In the last month, C$347.89 was the average price of a train ticket from North Charleston, SC to New Orleans, LA. Given how far apart North Charleston and New Orleans 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$21.81 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from North Charleston to New Orleans will vary between C$320 and C$482. Planning a train trip to New Orleans within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from North Charleston over the next 7 days is C$354. 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
If you are trying to decide when to travel from North Charleston to New Orleans by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$287 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from North Charleston to New Orleans in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$391 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Orleans from North Charleston will be about C$21.81 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from North Charleston to New Orleans?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects North Charleston, South Carolina to New Orleans, Louisiana. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||3||2d 4h 9m||$407.05|
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 3 Amtrak trains from North Charleston to New Orleans every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $247.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from North Charleston 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.
How long is the train journey from North Charleston to New Orleans?
The distance between North Charleston and New Orleans is approximately 628 miles, or 1011 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 52 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 hours and 2 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 North Charleston to New Orleans are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 North Charleston at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 North Charleston to New Orleans?
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, 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 North Charleston.
Where is the train station in North Charleston?
There is one train station in North Charleston.
Where is the train station in New Orleans?
New Orleans has one train station.
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