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About Amtrak Crescent

The Crescent is an Amtrak passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. The name of the line is inspired by the fact that the full journey from the Big Apple to the Big Easy takes approximately 30 hours, which means passengers have to spend the night aboard the train.

Stretching 1,377 miles, the Crescent is one of the longest train routes in America. It also passes through more states than any other Amtrak train: 12 states to be exact, plus the District of Columbia. Other major cities among the Crescent's 33 stops include Baltimore, MD, Charlotte, NC, Philadelphia, PA and Birmingham, AL. Crescent trains operate under numbers 19 and 20 and offer coach, business, and sleeper classes.

Carrying more than 250,000 passengers per year, the Amtrak Crescent is primarily used for long-distance train travel between the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. For shorter trips between the northern stops, travelers are encouraged to use regional trains such as the Amtrak Northeast Regional instead. Depending on whether you’re going on the full train journey from NYC to NOLA or hopping on for an intermediate route, the price of the train ticket for the Crescent will range from £4.03 to £162.79.

As an overnight train, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. In addition to regular coach class seats, Crescent trains come equipped with roomette and bedroom cars. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom.

An official Amtrak partner since 2015, Wanderu allows you to search and find all Crescent train schedules, and book a cheap train ticket that fits your needs. The best part – there are no extra fees for booking your train trip on Wanderu.

Contact Amtrak Crescent

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Amtrak Crescent Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
ToiletToilet
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power pointPower point
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

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Amtrak Crescent train coverage

Daily Trips236
stations33
cities33
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Crescent

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Crescent had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 57 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 108 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 120 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 125 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 83 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 124 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 123 reviews

Amtrak Crescent reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Crescent

(Based on 160 reviews)

4.2
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.3

Timeliness

3.5

Staff

4.4

Value

3.8

Condition

4.3

Amtrak Crescent passenger reviews

5.0

Lillie A

12 January 2022- Visiting family

Danville to Washington

Pros: It was so comforting and spacious!! Cons: Nothing!! Tips: Continue to stay safe!!!

Pros: It was so comforting and spacious!! Cons: Nothing!! Tips: Continue to stay safe!!!

5.0

Carolyn

27 December 2021- Visiting family

Greensboro to Atlanta

Very friendly staff

Very friendly staff

1.0

Lillie

8 December 2021- Visiting family

Washington to Danville

Pros: I must say there was nothing enjoyable but the person next to me. Departure was 2 hrs. Plus delayed due to engine problems and lack of communication. We sat in DC that long. Cons: Amtrak needs more updated engines and better communication so that customers don’t ...

Pros: I must say there was nothing enjoyable but the person next to me. Departure was 2 hrs. Plus delayed due to engine problems and lack of communication. We sat in DC that long. Cons: Amtrak needs more updated engines and better communication so that customers don’t sit and wait to use the restrooms/food due to lack of power. Didn’t get home until 3am on December 9th. Not good! Tips: BYOBB in case of an emergency! For some don’t eat or drink if u have stomach problems when u can’t use the restroom. Make sure phone is fully charged!

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5.0

Lillie A

1 December 2021- Visiting family

Danville to Washington

Pros: Meeting very nice people with great conversation without talking about problems happening in the world 🙂. Cons: To me nothing! Tips: For God sake stay safe and wear that Mask!

Pros: Meeting very nice people with great conversation without talking about problems happening in the world 🙂. Cons: To me nothing! Tips: For God sake stay safe and wear that Mask!

5.0

Kathy

22 November 2021- Visiting family

New Orleans to Atlanta

Pros: It was my first train ride but will not be my last because of the friendly service I received. Tips: Take a train ride if you haven’t already.

Pros: It was my first train ride but will not be my last because of the friendly service I received. Tips: Take a train ride if you haven’t already.

Amtrak Crescent Routes & Network

Amtrak Crescent’s train network features 690 train routes that connect 33 cities serving 33 stations. On average, Amtrak Crescent performs about 236 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Crescent offers the highest number of daily train service include Birmingham and New Orleans.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Crescent

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
New Orleans55:32 am3:16 am
Washington245:24 am4:29 am
Atlanta75:32 am4:24 am
Birmingham55:49 am3:16 am
Charlottesville105:24 am4:29 am
New York85:24 am4:29 am
Charlotte85:24 am4:29 am
Greensboro85:24 am4:29 am
Philadelphia185:24 am4:29 am

Top States Served by Amtrak Crescent

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
South Carolina358Greenville
Alabama355Birmingham
Louisiana248New Orleans
North Carolina5275Charlotte
Virginia6285Charlottesville
Georgia3117Atlanta
Pennsylvania1474Philadelphia
District of Columbia1710Washington
New York1404New York

Most popular Amtrak Crescent routes

The train from Birmingham to New Orleans is Amtrak Crescent’s most popular route. Trips from New York to Washington and Washington to Charlottesville are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Crescent routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Birmingham to New Orleans17h 59m£18
New York to Washington13h 50m£21
Washington to Charlottesville12h 17m£15
Washington to Atlanta114h 13m£78
New Orleans to Tuscaloosa15h 56m£18
Charlottesville to New York17h 4m£33
Philadelphia to Washington12h 10m£13
New York to Atlanta118h 28m£96
Washington to Greensboro15h 55m£43

Amtrak Crescent Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Crescent tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Crescent ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to www.amtrak.com and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Crescent Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Crescent trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Crescent offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Crescent will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Crescent WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Crescent trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Crescent might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Crescent's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Crescent has 236 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Crescent does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Crescent requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Amtrak Crescent’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Crescent’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Crescent trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Crescent trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Crescent provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Crescent ticket?

Amtrak Crescent does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Crescent offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Crescent goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Crescent offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Crescent tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 236 Amtrak Crescent trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Crescent tickets start at just £4.03. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Crescent tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Crescent tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Crescent prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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