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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New Orleans to Austin?

Lowest price$73.50
Fastest train24h 23m
Trains per day2
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to Austin 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from New Orleans to Austin?

In the last month, $73.50 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to Austin, TX. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $33.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between New Orleans and Austin is approximately 459 miles, or 739 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 23 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 Austin 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 Tuesday 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 New Orleans at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 New Orleans to Austin?

Trains leave the station in New Orleans twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Austin to New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to Austin for $46.00.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Austin?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New Orleans, Louisiana to Austin, Texas. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 0h 23m$82.59

Amtrak train tickets from New Orleans to Austin start from $74, and on average cost $83. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Austin. Amtrak in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Austin trains arrive at 250 N Lamar Blvd, From New Orleans to Austin train travel on Amtrak takes 24 hours and 23 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $83 for a one-way train ticket to Austin.

Price trends for trains from New Orleans to Austin

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