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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Carbondale to New Orleans. Traveling by train from Carbondale to New Orleans usually takes around 33 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak City of New Orleans train can make the trip in 14 hours and 21 minutes.

Distance540 mi (868 km)
Fastest train14h 21m
Lowest price£61.05
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Carbondale, IL to New Orleans, LA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Brianna

2 March 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Pros: The area we were seated in was spacious and I never felt cramped. Cons: The seats were a tad stained, and overall cleanliness could have been improved. The employees also could have been more friendly, they weren't rude by any means but I didn't feel welcome. Tip...

Pros: The area we were seated in was spacious and I never felt cramped. Cons: The seats were a tad stained, and overall cleanliness could have been improved. The employees also could have been more friendly, they weren't rude by any means but I didn't feel welcome. Tips: Bring plenty of pillows and blankets if your travel time exceeds five hours. Though there's plenty of space, if you want to rest you'll need something softer to lay your head on.

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Price trends for trains from Carbondale to New Orleans

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from Carbondale to New Orleans?

2 train services operate from Carbondale, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22d 15h 59m£213.39
Amtrak City of New Orleans114h 22m£78.90
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 2 Amtrak trains from Carbondale to New Orleans every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £192.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Carbondale 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 Carbondale to New Orleans?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Carbondale to New Orleans. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Carbondale to New Orleans?

The distance between Carbondale and New Orleans is approximately 540 miles, or 868 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 21 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 Carbondale 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 Thursday 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 Carbondale at 01:00 and arrives in New Orleans around 14 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Carbondale to New Orleans?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to New Orleans with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Orleans to Carbondale. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Carbondale to New Orleans for £95.83.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Carbondale?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Carbondale.

Train stations in Carbondale:

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station.

Train stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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