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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to New Orleans?

Lowest Price£108.28
Fastest Train28h 37m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to New Orleans 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.

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

In the last month, £108.28 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to New Orleans, LA. 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 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £72.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to New Orleans?

The distance between Philadelphia and New Orleans is approximately 1088 miles, or 1751 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 28 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 hours and 37 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 Philadelphia to New Orleans are the most crowded on Sunday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Philadelphia at 14:00 and arrives in New Orleans around 28 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to New Orleans for £166.35.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to New Orleans?

2 train services operate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to New Orleans, Louisiana. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 6h 14m£114.50
Amtrak Crescent11d 4h 38m£116.78

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

New Orleans has one train station:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to New Orleans

Average prices by travel date

£153£102£51SepSep

Monthly average prices

£157£126£94£63£31ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

£177£141£106£71£353020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to New Orleans, LA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Crescent report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
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4.0
Staff
5.0
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