COVID-19 Cancellation Policies & Trip Protection
Learn more ›

Compare train tickets from New Orleans to Washington DC

switcheroo

Schedule & Pricing Info

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

Lowest Price£109.66
Fastest Train25h 53m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your travels.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses, trains and flights in one place.

Price trends for trains from New Orleans to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

£156£104£52JunJul

Monthly average prices

£180£144£108£72£36ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£200£160£120£80£403020100

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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from New Orleans to Washington DC?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £135.84 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New Orleans to Washington. By booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £70.29 compared to a same-day fare.

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 38 hours and 49 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 Saturday. 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 New Orleans at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from New Orleans to Washington DC?

Trains leave the station in New Orleans twice a day, so thre 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 £101.66.

What train services are there from New Orleans to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from New Orleans to Washington DC. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 23h 53m£162.28
Amtrak Crescent11d 1h 53m£115.75

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

Plan your next adventure

Book coaches, trains & flights on the go with the Wanderu app.

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

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android