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South Bend-New Orleans Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from South Bend to New Orleans. Traveling by train from South Bend to New Orleans usually takes around 35 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 31 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance838 mi (1348 km)
Fastest train31h 58m
Lowest price$126.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from South Bend to New Orleans?

In the last month, $155.33 was the average price of a train ticket from South Bend, IN 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 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.00 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 South Bend to New Orleans by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $144 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from South Bend to New Orleans in June, 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.

Which train should you take from South Bend to New Orleans?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects South Bend, Indiana to New Orleans, Louisiana. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41d 11h 4m$181.22
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 4 Amtrak trains from South Bend to New Orleans every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $126.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from South Bend to New Orleans 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 South Bend to New Orleans?

The distance between South Bend and New Orleans is approximately 838 miles, or 1348 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 35 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 31 hours and 58 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 South Bend 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs South Bend at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from South Bend to New Orleans?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Orleans to South Bend. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from South Bend to New Orleans for $228.00.

City Information

New Orleans

New Orleans is the most populous city in the southern state of Louisiana and one of the most popular party destinations in the whole world. Known as The Big Easy, New Orleans is famous for its distinct French-Spanish architecture, Creole cuisine, and unique music. Around the globe, New Orleans is best known as the host city of Mardi Gras, a late-winter carnival known for flashy costumes and never-ending street parties. Because of that, NOLA is consistently among the preferred vacation destinations among spring breakers and post-grad travelers.

There’s a lot more to New Orleans than just partying, though. While you’re in town, connect with the artistic side of your personality with a visit to the famed New Orleans Museum of Art where you will find the South’s most impressive collection of French and American art. A visit to the Big Easy will not be complete without stopping by some of the city’s iconic cemeteries. Whether you take a guided tour or you explore on your own, you will learn a lot about the area’s history and urban legends.

New Orleans is one of the main economic and commercial centers of the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and as such it is easily accessible by all kinds of transportation. The airport is located not too far from the city center, while the city’s main bus and train station, the Union Passenger Terminal, is placed right in the heart of downtown New Orleans.

Station Information

Where is the train station in South Bend?

Departure stations

There is one train station in South Bend.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station.

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