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Memphis-New Orleans Train Timetable

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Memphis to New Orleans?

Lowest Price£39.54
Fastest Train9h 7m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Memphis 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 Memphis to New Orleans?

In the last month, £39.54 was the average price of a train ticket from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £10.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Memphis and New Orleans is approximately 359 miles, or 578 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 7 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 Memphis to New Orleans 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 Thursday 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 Memphis at 05:00 and arrives in New Orleans around 9 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Memphis 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 Memphis. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Memphis to New Orleans for £40.32.

Which train should you take from Memphis to New Orleans?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak19h 8m£42.32
Amtrak City of New Orleans19h 7m£40.41

Where is the train station in Memphis?

There is one train station in Memphis:

  • Central Station - 545 S Main St

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

New Orleans has one train station:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak City of New Orleans report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
12 October 2019Couples trip
The food is to high
19 August 2019Solo travel
Pick up trash and clean windows in viewing train
1 August 2019Business
I love how smooth the check in was. Checking in bags was easy and no problems once we arrived in New Orleans.
I can’t think of anything
Bring a pillow, blanket and snacks. Have your ID and boarding pass ready

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