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traveling from Chicago to New Orleans by train

Cheapest price
$107.00
Fastest time
19h 27m
Trips per day
1
train carriers
2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Chicago to New Orleans?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Chicago to New Orleans is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to New Orleans were $124.72. By booking 15 days out, tickets are on average $27.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Chicago to New Orleans?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to New Orleans by train is at 8 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 6 AM on Friday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Chicago to New Orleans?

On average there is 1 train trip per day. Amtrak City of New Orleans has the most options for departures from Chicago to New Orleans, with an average of 1 trip per day and 35 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to New Orleans. Of the 1 trip there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Chicago start at $69.00.

train lines that run from Chicago to New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans

Amtrak City of New Orleans operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to New Orleans. The average Amtrak City of New Orleans ticket to New Orleans costs $133.62. Cheap Amtrak City of New Orleans tickets to New Orleans are available on Wanderu starting from $107.00. In Chicago, Amtrak City of New Orleans departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In New Orleans, Amtrak City of New Orleans arrives at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak City of New Orleans from Chicago to New Orleans takes 19 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak City of New Orleans trip will get you to New Orleans in 19 hours and 27 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak City of New Orleans offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $131.03 for a weekend getaway trip to New Orleans.

Amtrak City of New Orleans
Amtrak City of New Orleans
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Extra legroom
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Power outlet
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Avg. Time
19h 50m
Avg. Price
$133.62

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to New Orleans. The average Amtrak ticket to New Orleans costs $178.48. Cheap Amtrak tickets to New Orleans are available on Wanderu starting from $171.00. In Chicago, Amtrak departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In New Orleans, Amtrak arrives at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Chicago to New Orleans takes 32 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to New Orleans in 19 hours and 27 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $184.16 for a weekend getaway trip to New Orleans.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 39m
Avg. Price
$178.48
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Chicago. Most train trips to New Orleans will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in New Orleans at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave are the main train stations in New Orleans for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave