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About Amtrak Crescent

The Crescent is an Amtrak passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. The name of the line is inspired by the fact that the full journey from the Big Apple to the Big Easy takes approximately 30 hours, which means passengers have to spend the night aboard the train.

Stretching 1,377 miles, the Crescent is one of the longest train routes in America. It also passes through more states than any other Amtrak train: 12 states to be exact, plus the District of Columbia. Other major cities among the Crescent's 33 stops include Baltimore, MD, Charlotte, NC, Philadelphia, PA and Birmingham, AL. Crescent trains operate under numbers 19 and 20 and offer coach, business, and sleeper classes.

Carrying more than 250,000 passengers per year, the Amtrak Crescent is primarily used for long-distance train travel between the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. For shorter trips between the northern stops, travelers are encouraged to use regional trains such as the Amtrak Northeast Regional instead. Depending on whether you’re going on the full train journey from NYC to NOLA or hopping on for an intermediate route, the price of the train ticket for the Crescent will range from DKK 36.81 to DKK 2,048.95.

As an overnight train, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. In addition to regular coach class seats, Crescent trains come equipped with roomette and bedroom cars. 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.

An official Amtrak partner since 2015, Wanderu allows you to search and find all Crescent train schedules, and book a cheap train ticket that fits your needs. The best part – there are no extra fees for booking your train trip on Wanderu.

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Amtrak Crescent train coverage

Daily Trips334
stations33
cities33
countries1

Amtrak Crescent train amenities

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Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
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Power outletPower outlet
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Amtrak Crescent reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Crescent

(Based on 108 reviews)

4.1
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.2

Timeliness

3.2

Staff

4.3

Value

3.7

Condition

4.2

Amtrak Crescent passenger reviews

5.0

Ana I

15 February 2021 - Visiting friends

Pros: the tranquility with which the trip was made, Thank you Amtrak. Cons: availability to buy some food inside the train. Tips: I have no more suggestions, the trip was safe and pleasant in general, thanks Amtrak.

Pros: the tranquility with which the trip was made, Thank you Amtrak. Cons: availability to buy some food inside the train. Tips: I have no more suggestions, the trip was safe and pleasant in general, thanks Amtrak.

4.0

Leonard

3 August 2020 - Visiting family

Pros: The tranquility. Cons: You’re fine. Tips: Be on time, because Amtrak is.

Pros: The tranquility. Cons: You’re fine. Tips: Be on time, because Amtrak is.

5.0

Latasha

19 June 2020 - Visiting family

Pros: Good. Cons: Too cold. Tips: No.

Pros: Good. Cons: Too cold. Tips: No.

5.0

Diane

11 June 2020 -

1st. time riding the train

1st. time riding the train

5.0

Bertha

29 May 2020 - Visiting family

Pros: The Train Ride Was Better Than I Thought It Would Have Been. Thank You So Much And Thanks To Your Entire Staff. Blessings ❤. Cons: Not A Thing. Great Job ❤. Tips: I Don't Fly So Amtrak Was A Great Way To Travel.

Pros: The Train Ride Was Better Than I Thought It Would Have Been. Thank You So Much And Thanks To Your Entire Staff. Blessings ❤. Cons: Not A Thing. Great Job ❤. Tips: I Don't Fly So Amtrak Was A Great Way To Travel.

Amtrak Crescent Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Crescent trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Crescent offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Crescent will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Crescent WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Crescent trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Crescent might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Crescent's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Crescent has 334 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Crescent does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Crescent requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Crescent trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Crescent trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Crescent provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Crescent ticket?

Amtrak Crescent does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Crescent offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Crescent goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Crescent offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Crescent tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 334 Amtrak Crescent trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Crescent tickets start at just DKK 36.81. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Lynchburg to New York
Travel DateSat 19 Jun
PriceDKK 276.06
Philadelphia to Wilmington
Travel DateMon 21 Jun
PriceDKK 61.35
New York to Greenville
Travel DateSat 19 Jun
PriceDKK 748.42
Charlottesville to New York
Travel DateSat 19 Jun
PriceDKK 276.06
Salisbury to High Point
Travel DateSat 19 Jun
PriceDKK 58.28