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Mattoon-New Orleans Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Mattoon to New Orleans. Traveling by train from Mattoon to New Orleans usually takes around 16 hours and 34 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance666 mi (1071 km)
Fastest train16h 34m
Lowest price£66.38
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Mattoon to New Orleans?

Amtrak City of New Orleans is the one and only train line which connects Mattoon, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans116h 34m£85.66

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Mattoon and New Orleans is approximately 666 miles, or 1071 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 34 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 Mattoon to New Orleans are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday 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 Mattoon at 23:00 and arrives in New Orleans around 16 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Mattoon 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 Mattoon. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Mattoon to New Orleans for £46.61.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Mattoon?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Mattoon.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station.

Need a return trip from New Orleans to Mattoon?

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