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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from New Orleans to Colorado Springs. Traveling by train from New Orleans to Colorado Springs usually takes around 63 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 56 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance1039 mi (1672 km)
Fastest train56h 45m
Lowest price$225.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Colorado Springs?

In the last month, $225.00 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Colorado Springs. Given how far apart New Orleans and Colorado Springs are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $53.00 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 New Orleans to Colorado Springs by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $258 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Orleans to Colorado Springs in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $374 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Colorado Springs from New Orleans will be about $53.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Colorado Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New Orleans to Colorado Springs. 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
Amtrak12d 15h 24m$262.00
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    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 1 Amtrak trains from New Orleans to Colorado Springs every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $225.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Colorado Springs 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from New Orleans to Colorado Springs, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from New Orleans to Colorado Springs?

The distance between New Orleans and Colorado Springs is approximately 1039 miles, or 1672 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 63 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 56 hours and 45 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 departing from New Orleans to Colorado Springs tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves New Orleans at 9:00am and arrives in Colorado Springs around 56 hours later.

Is there a direct train from New Orleans to Colorado Springs?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Colorado Springs to New Orleans.

City Information

New Orleans

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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.

Colorado Springs

Boasting magnificent mountain ranges and scenic quaint old towns, Colorado Springs is an incredible destination in Colorado for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the Garden of the Gods, which features life-like red rock formations that look just like titans from the days of yore. Travelers can explore on foot or in a jeep, or as part of a guided horseback tour for a truly Wild-West experience. Other exciting outdoor landmarks include Pikes Peak and Royal Gorge. For travelers who seek a cultural experience, a trip through the Old Colorado City, which still retains the signature Wild-West vibe, will certainly be memorable.

As the home to institutions such as the Air Force Academy and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, Colorado Springs offers history enthusiasts a great chance to dive into the country’s rich aviation and sports history. Or, if you're heading to Colorado Springs for a bachelorette party, head straight to the namesake hot springs for the most relaxing and scenic experience.

The Tejon Park n Ride station serves as Colorado Springs’ main bus and train station. While the city does not have an international airport, its municipal airport provides direct routes to domestic destinations like Dallas, Salt Lake City, etc.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

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Main departure station: Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Opened in 1954 to replace the five depots spread throughout the city, the Union Passenger Terminal connects all of New Orleans’ passenger rail into one iconic building. To this day, it remains the largest transportation hub in New Orleans and is a key link for travel throughout the Southern United States. Three of Amtrak’s long distance train lines end their service at Union Passenger Terminal: the City of New Orleans line from Chicago, the Crescent line from New York City, and the Sunset Limited line from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Buses operated by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines also serve this station, as well as public transit which connects to New Orleans’ famous streetcars. At the station, there are shops, a game room, and food for purchase, and the city’s must-visit French Quarter is just a mile away.

All train stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where is the train station in Colorado Springs?

Main arrival station: Tejon Park n Ride

Tejon Park-n-Ride is a Park-n-Ride location just off 1-25 at exit 140, on Tejon street. Besides local CODOT public transit, you can catch Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and Amtrak Thruway intercity buses from this station. Although there is not a building associated with this bus stop, several nearby fast food options with indoor seating can make waiting for your bus more comfortable. From the Tejon Park-n-Ride, you can travel to nearby Denver or farther afield on trips to destinations like Phoenix, Dallas, or San Diego.

All train stations in Colorado Springs:

  • Tejon Park n Ride

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