Trains from New Orleans to Baton Rouge

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Traveling by train from New Orleans to Baton Rouge usually takes around 41 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 23 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance73 mi (117 km)
Fastest train23h 30m
Lowest price€148.64
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Baton Rouge?

In the last month, €148.64 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. 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 €142.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from New Orleans to Baton Rouge by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €186 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €245 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.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Baton Rouge?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New Orleans to Baton Rouge. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 17h 31m€261.65
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from New Orleans to Baton Rouge every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €121.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Baton Rouge 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Orleans to Baton Rouge?

While the train is the main method of transportation from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from New Orleans to Baton Rouge?

The distance between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is approximately 73 miles, or 117 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 41 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New Orleans to Baton Rouge on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New Orleans at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Orleans to Baton Rouge?

Trains leave the station in New Orleans twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

City Information

New Orleans

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New Orleans is the most populous city in the southern state of Louisiana and one of the most popular party destinations in the whole world. Known as The Big Easy, New Orleans is famous for its distinct French-Spanish architecture, Creole cuisine, and unique music. Around the globe, New Orleans is best known as the host city of Mardi Gras, a late-winter carnival known for flashy costumes and never-ending street parties. Because of that, NOLA is consistently among the preferred vacation destinations among spring breakers and post-grad travelers.

There’s a lot more to New Orleans than just partying, though. While you’re in town, connect with the artistic side of your personality with a visit to the famed New Orleans Museum of Art where you will find the South’s most impressive collection of French and American art. A visit to the Big Easy will not be complete without stopping by some of the city’s iconic cemeteries. Whether you take a guided tour or you explore on your own, you will learn a lot about the area’s history and urban legends.

New Orleans is one of the main economic and commercial centers of the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and as such it is easily accessible by all kinds of transportation. The airport is located not too far from the city center, while the city’s main bus and train station, the Union Passenger Terminal, is placed right in the heart of downtown New Orleans.

Baton Rouge

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The humbler and more genial cousin of New Orleans, Baton Rouge is an attractive city with a rich history and remarkable cultural landmarks. The top destination in Baton Rouge is Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Boasting a Gothic Revival architectural style and awe-inspiring towers, the building is now a museum with numerous exhibits about the state's history. Next, visit the USS Kidd, considered one of the world's most authentically restored marine vessels. For those interested in rural American life, check out the LSU Rural Museum, whose exhibitions focus on the working classes of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Baton Rouge's food scene is just as vibrant as New Orleans', with a wide range of options to choose from. Those who love fine dining should not miss out on St Francisville Inn & Restaurant, which offers Southern specialties and amazing pub dishes. For a more unique taste, check out Cocha, which offers seasonal local dishes.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is the main airport in the city, located just 10 miles north of downtown. The city's bus terminal on Florida Blvd serves Amtrak trains as well as intercity Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

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Main departure station: Union Station

The historic Chicago Union Station is the United States' third busiest train station and a hub for 15 Amtrak train lines with destinations throughout the country. The station also serves bus carriers like Greyhound, Indian Trails and Jefferson Lines, and offers connections to Metra commuter lines. Union Station is also just a quick walk to the nearest Chicago L lines. The current station was built in 1925, to replace the original one dating back to 1881, and today wows visitors with its impressive facade, massive columns, and opulent Great Hall. Located right in downtown and adjacent to the Chicago Loop, Union Station is equipped with many services and amenities, including phone charging stations, shops, and various food and drink options.

All train stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Station

  • Penn Station

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • 3120 N Pontiac Dr

  • Salesforce Plaza

  • 501 E Hart St

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

Where is the train station in Baton Rouge?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1253 Florida Blvd

The Greyhound bus station at 1253 Florida Blvd. is located 12 blocks from downtown Baton Rouge, and local public buses connect the station to the rest of the city. It is a simple and clean facility offering daily bus service to New Orleans and other destinations. The bus station is open 24 hours, while the information desk is staffed from 7 AM to 1 AM. A snack bar and vending machines in the station offer quick bites and restrooms are available for travelers.

Train stations in Baton Rouge:

  • Bus Terminal - 1253 Florida Blvd

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