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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Greensboro to New Orleans. Traveling by train from Greensboro to New Orleans usually takes around 44 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 21 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance730 mi (1174 km)
Fastest train21h 30m
Lowest price€117.88
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €216.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Greensboro to New Orleans. Given how far apart Greensboro and New Orleans are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €79.85 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€273€182€91JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Greensboro to New Orleans will vary between €118 and €263. Planning a train trip to New Orleans within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Greensboro over the next 7 days is €133. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€240€192€144€96€48ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Greensboro to New Orleans by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €193 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Greensboro to New Orleans in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €233 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

€264€211€158€105€533020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Orleans from Greensboro will be about €79.85 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Greensboro to New Orleans?

2 train services operate from Greensboro to New Orleans. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41d 20h 19m€237.68
Amtrak Crescent121h 30m€168.06
  • Amtrak

    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 4 Amtrak trains from Greensboro to New Orleans every day, as well as 18 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €149.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. 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. Train trips from Greensboro to New Orleans take about 21 hours and 30 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €118.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Greensboro to New Orleans. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

The distance between Greensboro and New Orleans is approximately 730 miles, or 1174 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 44 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 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?

Trains from Greensboro to New Orleans are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Greensboro at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 00:00. 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 Greensboro to New Orleans?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Greensboro to New Orleans. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Orleans to Greensboro.

City Information

Greensboro

Consisting mostly of industrial buildings, Greensboro is the type of city that only reveals its charm to those who have given it time. Head over to the Colonial Heritage Center to learn more about the life of the colonists during the first days of the country. The relics here, including the most outstanding collection of colonial-era maps in the country, will certainly leave you satisfied. One of the highlights of the city is the Old Greensborough quarter, which serves as a living time capsule for fans of history. The quarter also hosts some of the best establishments in town, so don’t hesitate to unwind and enjoy a quick bite at a local restaurant. When you need to retreat from the crowd, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and Bog Garden, which features artful sculptures, will be a great choice.

Greensboro’s food scene is expanding rapidly and Table 16 is one of the most famous stars of this burgeoning food scene. The menu incorporates locally-grown produce as well as seasonal dishes whenever possible, making it a great place to try out local staples.

Depending on the bus carrier you are going to travel with, there are several bus stops around Greensboro that you could end up departing from or arriving at. The main Amtrak train station in town is the J. Douglas Galyon Depot located in the center of the city. Greensboro is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian, Crescent and Piedmont lines. The airport serving the city is Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is located in Guilford County.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Main departure station: 211 N Academy St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Greensboro where you can board the train.

All train stations in Greensboro:

  • 211 N Academy St

  • 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr

  • 148 W Morse Blvd

  • 8303 NW 37th Ave

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

  • Union Station

  • Galyon Transportation Center

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • 850 Pulaski St

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

  • 3001 Hollywood Blvd

  • 4565 Gaynor Ave

  • 472 Hay St

  • 601 W Main St

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