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Cheap train tickets from New Orleans to Chicago

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How much are train tickets from New Orleans to Chicago?

Lowest Price€101.24
Fastest Train19h 30m
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Train Lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from New Orleans to Chicago?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from New Orleans to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New Orleans to Chicago was €101.24. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of €28.49 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from New Orleans to Chicago?

The distance between New Orleans and Chicago is approximately 835.70 miles, or 1344.59 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 19 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 30 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from New Orleans to Chicago?

Trains from New Orleans to Chicago are the busiest on Tuesday. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train services are there from New Orleans to Chicago?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak City of New Orleans offers the most scheduled departures between New Orleans to Chicago, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from New Orleans to Chicago, which start at €45.10.

Here are the 2 train lines that operate from New Orleans to Chicago

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from New Orleans to Chicago start from €119.65, and on average cost €125.93. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From New Orleans to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 20 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 19 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost €123.95 for a one-way weekend reservation from New Orleans.

Avg. Time
20h 15m
Avg. Price
€125.93

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from New Orleans to Chicago start from €101.24, and on average cost €113.44. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to Chicago. Amtrak City of New Orleans in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From New Orleans to Chicago train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 19 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost €112.98 for a one-way weekend reservation from New Orleans.

Avg. Time
19h 30m
Avg. Price
€113.44

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart New Orleans on their way to Chicago:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

There is one train station where trains from New Orleans arrive in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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