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New Orleans-San Antonio Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New Orleans to San Antonio?

Lowest Price$66.00
Fastest Train15h 5m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans to San Antonio 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 San Antonio?

In the last month, $66.00 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA to San Antonio, TX. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $110.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New Orleans to San Antonio?

The distance between New Orleans and San Antonio is approximately 507 miles, or 815 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 5 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 San Antonio are the most crowded on Thursday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves New Orleans at 9:00am and arrives in San Antonio around 15 hours later.

Is there a direct train from New Orleans to San Antonio?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to San Antonio 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 San Antonio to New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to San Antonio for $48.00.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to San Antonio?

2 train services operate from New Orleans, Louisiana to San Antonio, Texas. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 8h 10m$268.84
Amtrak Sunset Limited115h 5m$67.07

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 San Antonio?

San Antonio has one train station:

  • 350 Hoefgen St

Price trends for trains from New Orleans to San Antonio

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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