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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from New York to Atlanta. Traveling by train from New York to Atlanta usually takes around 22 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 18 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance746 mi (1200 km)
Fastest train18h 28m
Lowest price£107.13
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Atlanta

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Sarah

1 May 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Train was in time. Cons: So far so good. Keep it up. Tips: Will always give good recommendations.

Pros: Train was in time. Cons: So far so good. Keep it up. Tips: Will always give good recommendations.

5.0

Robert

26 May 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak Crescent

Ok

Ok

5.0

Asia

9 December 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Restrooms could be cleaner. Cons: There should be pillows and blankets for passengers in the winter. Tips: Please leave the restrooms clean after yourselves.

Pros: Restrooms could be cleaner. Cons: There should be pillows and blankets for passengers in the winter. Tips: Please leave the restrooms clean after yourselves.

New York to Atlanta Route Map

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What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Atlanta?

In the last month, £136.92 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Atlanta. 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 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £72.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Atlanta by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £124 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Atlanta in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £167 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Atlanta from New York will be about £72.76 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Atlanta?

2 train services operate from New York to Atlanta. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41d 0h 13m£162.78
Amtrak Crescent118h 28m£143.38
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from New York to Atlanta every day, as well as 14 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £107.

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  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from New York to Atlanta take about 18 hours and 28 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £107.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Atlanta 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 New York to Atlanta?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Atlanta. 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 New York to Atlanta?

The distance between New York and Atlanta is approximately 746 miles, or 1200 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 22 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 28 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?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from New York to Atlanta. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. 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 York to Atlanta?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from New York to Atlanta. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Atlanta to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Departure stations

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All train stations in New York:

  • Union Station

  • 525 Water St

  • Penn Station

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

  • 41 Central St

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

  • 75 Exchange St

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

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Arrival stations

Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.

Train stations in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

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