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New Orleans-Memphis Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New Orleans to Memphis?

Lowest Price$51.00
Fastest Train8h 35m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Memphis 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 New Orleans to Memphis?

In the last month, $51.00 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN. 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 $13.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between New Orleans and Memphis is approximately 359 miles, or 578 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 35 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 New Orleans to Memphis are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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 New Orleans at 1:00pm and arrives in Memphis around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from New Orleans to Memphis?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Memphis 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 Memphis to New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to Memphis for $34.00.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Memphis?

2 train services operate from New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak19h 0m$54.15
Amtrak City of New Orleans18h 36m$51.78

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

There is one train station in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where is the train station in Memphis?

Memphis has one train station:

  • Central Station - 545 S Main St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 15, 2019Vacation
Comfortable , informative before arriving to each station and how long ., but more rocky than going to New Orleans
Bring books, or games or something to do. No WiFi for technology stuff and scenery eventually gets boring from that viewpoint or too dark to see any
September 20, 2019Couples trip
The Dinning car the girl who worked it was awesome
The pricing for the sleep in cars! And have WiFi
It was an enjoyable time for my wife and I!!

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