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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from St Louis to New Orleans. Traveling by train from St Louis to New Orleans usually takes around 16 hours and 47 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance599 mi (965 km)
Fastest train16h 47m
Lowest price£92.06
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Price trends for trains from St Louis to New Orleans

Average prices by travel date

£141£94£47JunJul

Monthly average prices

£109£87£65£43£22JASONDJFMAMJ

Which train should you take from St Louis to New Orleans?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects St Louis, Missouri 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
Amtrak116h 48m£106.41
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from St Louis to New Orleans every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £92.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis 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 St Louis to New Orleans?

While the train is the main method of transportation from St Louis to New Orleans, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from St Louis to New Orleans?

The distance between St Louis and New Orleans is approximately 599 miles, or 965 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 47 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 St Louis to New Orleans are the most crowded on Friday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves St Louis at 23:00 and arrives in New Orleans around 16 hours later.

Is there a direct train from St Louis to New Orleans?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Orleans to St Louis. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from St Louis to New Orleans for £79.01.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Louis?

Departure stations

There is one train station in St Louis.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station.

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