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Cheap train tickets from Chicago to New Orleans

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to New Orleans?

Lowest Price$110.00
Fastest Train19h 42m
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Frequently Asked Questions

How far is New Orleans from Chicago?

New Orleans is 926.3 miles (1,490.7 kilometers) from Chicago via I-55 N and I-57 N.

How big is New Orleans?

New Orleans city proper is 349.85 square miles (906.10 square kilometers). It has a city population of 343,829 and a metro population of 1,262,888.

Is there a megabus for traveling from Chicago to New Orleans?

Unfortunately, there is no Megabus traveling from Chicago to New Orleans. Greyhound is the only bus carrier traveling from Chicago to New Orleans, with 6 trips offered per day, and an average price of $85.50. It takes, on average, 21 hours of travel to get there.

There is, however, an Amtrak route to New Orleans from Chicago that costs an average of $136.62. It also takes 20 hours to get there, but you’ll be in for a much more comfortable ride.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to New Orleans?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to New Orleans is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to New Orleans was $110.00. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to New Orleans?

The distance between Chicago and New Orleans is approximately 835.70 miles, or 1344.59 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 19 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 42 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to New Orleans?

On Thursday trains from Chicago to New Orleans are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Chicago to New Orleans?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. On the route to New Orleans 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak City of New Orleans offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to New Orleans, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves New Orleans with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to New Orleans, which start at $72.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Chicago to New Orleans

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to New Orleans start from $138.00, and on average cost $138.00. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

From Chicago to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak takes 19 hours and 42 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New Orleans on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $138.00 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Avg. Time
19h 42m
Avg. Price
$138.00

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans train tickets from Chicago to New Orleans start from $110.00, and on average cost $127.45. Daily there are 1 Amtrak City of New Orleans schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak City of New Orleans in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

From Chicago to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak City of New Orleans takes 19 hours and 42 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New Orleans on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak City of New Orleans scheduled trip per day, which will cost $129.71 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Avg. Time
19h 42m
Avg. Price
$127.45

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to New Orleans:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains from Chicago arrive in New Orleans:
  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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