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How much are train tickets from Champaign to New Orleans?

Lowest Price$98.00
Fastest Train17h 13m
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Price trends for trains from Champaign to New Orleans

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JulAug

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Champaign 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.

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

In the last month, $98.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Champaign, IL to New Orleans, LA. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

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

The distance between Champaign and New Orleans is approximately 710 miles, or 1142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours and 13 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 Champaign 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 Friday 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 Champaign at 10:00pm and arrives in New Orleans around 17 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Champaign 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 Champaign. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Champaign to New Orleans for $106.00.

Which train should you take from Champaign to New Orleans?

Amtrak City of New Orleans is the one and only train line which connects Champaign, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 City of New Orleans117h 13m$99.69

Where is the train station in Champaign?

There is one train station in Champaign:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

New Orleans has one train station:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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