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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New Orleans to Houston?

Lowest price$46.00
Fastest train9h 18m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $46.00 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between New Orleans and Houston is approximately 318 miles, or 511 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 18 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 Houston 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?

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

Is there a direct train from New Orleans to Houston?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Houston 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 Houston to New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to Houston for $38.00.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Houston?

Amtrak Sunset Limited is the one and only train line which connects New Orleans, Louisiana to Houston, Texas. 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
Amtrak Sunset Limited19h 18m$49.17

Amtrak Sunset Limited train tickets from New Orleans to Houston start from $46, and on average cost $49. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Sunset Limited schedules to Houston. Amtrak Sunset Limited in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Houston trains arrive at 902 Washington Ave, From New Orleans to Houston train travel on Amtrak Sunset Limited takes 9 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Houston on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Sunset Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost $49 for a one-way weekend reservation from New Orleans.

Price trends for trains from New Orleans to Houston

Monthly average prices

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