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New York-New Orleans Train Timetable
There are 2 daily trains from New York to New Orleans. Traveling by train from New York to New Orleans usually takes around 40 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 30 hours and 17 minutes.
|Distance||1168 mi (1880 km)|
|Fastest train||30h 17m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from New York to New Orleans?
In the last month, €156.05 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to New Orleans, LA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €89.63 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to New Orleans will vary between €140 and €222. Planning a train trip to New Orleans within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is €163. 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
If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to New Orleans by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €145 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to New Orleans in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €172 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Orleans from New York will be about €89.63 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from New York to New Orleans?
2 train services operate from New York, New York to New Orleans, Louisiana. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
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 1 Amtrak trains from New York to New Orleans every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €114.
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 New York to New Orleans take about 31 hours and 38 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €114.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
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.
How long is the train journey from New York to New Orleans?
The distance between New York and New Orleans is approximately 1168 miles, or 1880 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 40 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 hours and 17 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 New York 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 Friday 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 New York at 12:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 York to New Orleans?
Trains leave the station in New York twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to New Orleans faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.
New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.
NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.
Where is the train station in New York?
Where is the train station in New Orleans?
New Orleans has one train station.
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