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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Atlanta to New York. Traveling by train from Atlanta to New York usually takes around 18 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 18 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance746 mi (1200 km)
Fastest train18h 27m
Lowest price$131.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Atlanta to New York

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Claudina

February 26, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Mie space. Cons: Blankets and a cleaner bathroom. Tips: Be prepared to wait about one hour extra and they are strict on mask wearing.

Pros: Mie space. Cons: Blankets and a cleaner bathroom. Tips: Be prepared to wait about one hour extra and they are strict on mask wearing.

5.0

Diane

June 11, 2020

Amtrak Crescent

1st. time riding the train

1st. time riding the train

5.0

Bertha

May 29, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

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.

Atlanta to New York Route Map

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What is the price of a train ticket from Atlanta to New York?

In the last month, $167.47 was the average price of a train ticket from Atlanta to New York. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $40.53 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Atlanta to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $142 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Atlanta to New York in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $195 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Atlanta will be about $40.53 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Atlanta to New York?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Atlanta to New York. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent118h 35m$192.22
  • 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 Atlanta to New York take about 18 hours and 35 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $131.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Atlanta to New York 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.

How long is the train journey from Atlanta to New York?

The distance between Atlanta and New York is approximately 746 miles, or 1200 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 27 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 Atlanta to New York are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Atlanta at 11:00pm and arrives in New York around 18 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Atlanta to New York?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to New York with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Atlanta.

City Information

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

New York

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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.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

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Main departure station: Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.

All train stations in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

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