COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Compare train tickets from New Orleans to Washington DC

switcheroo

New Orleans-Washington DC Train Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from£23.54
No preview is currently available. Please try another date or search the full schedule.
Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of bus & train carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your bus & train tickets.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses and trains in one place.

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New Orleans to Washington DC?

Lowest Price£107.50
Fastest Train25h 53m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from New Orleans to Washington DC?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New Orleans to Washington DC. 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Washington DC?

In the last month, £134.33 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to Washington, DC. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £55.60 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New Orleans to Washington DC?

The distance between New Orleans and Washington DC is approximately 965 miles, or 1553 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 39 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 25 hours and 53 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 New Orleans to Washington DC are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Tuesday 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 New Orleans at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 06:00. 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 New Orleans to Washington DC?

Trains leave the station in New Orleans twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Washington DC faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to Washington DC for £56.49.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from New Orleans, Louisiana to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 20h 48m£150.62
Amtrak Crescent11d 1h 53m£121.96

Amtrak train tickets from New Orleans to Washington DC start from £107, and on average cost £151. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Washington. Amtrak in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From New Orleans to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 44 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 25 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from New Orleans.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from New Orleans to Washington DC start from £107, and on average cost £122. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Washington. Amtrak Crescent in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From New Orleans to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 25 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from New Orleans.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

There is one train station in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from New Orleans to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

£153£102£51SepSep

Monthly average prices

£177£141£106£71£35FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£196£157£118£78£393020100

Plan your next adventure

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

wanderu
iPhone
wanderu
Android
Available on iOS & Android