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Carbondale-New Orleans Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Carbondale to New Orleans?

Lowest Price$86.00
Fastest Train14h 21m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Carbondale to New Orleans right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Carbondale to New Orleans?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Carbondale 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.

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

In the last month, $108.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Carbondale, IL 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 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $44.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Carbondale and New Orleans is approximately 540 miles, or 868 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 21 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 Carbondale to New Orleans are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Tuesday 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 Carbondale at 1:00am and arrives in New Orleans around 14 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Carbondale to New Orleans?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to New Orleans 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 Orleans to Carbondale. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Carbondale to New Orleans for $163.00.

Which train should you take from Carbondale to New Orleans?

2 train services operate from Carbondale, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22d 16h 16m$276.33
Amtrak City of New Orleans114h 21m$89.09

Where is the train station in Carbondale?

There is one train station in Carbondale:

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

New Orleans has one train station:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Carbondale, IL to New Orleans, LA
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
March 2, 2020Visiting friends
The area we were seated in was spacious and I never felt cramped.
The seats were a tad stained, and overall cleanliness could have been improved. The employees also could have been more friendly, they weren't rude by any means but I didn't feel welcome.
Bring plenty of pillows and blankets if your travel time exceeds five hours. Though there's plenty of space, if you want to rest you'll need something softer to lay your head on.

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