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Gastonia-New Orleans Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Gastonia to New Orleans. Traveling by train from Gastonia to New Orleans usually takes around 17 hours and 20 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance634 mi (1020 km)
Fastest train17h 20m
Lowest price$113.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Gastonia to New Orleans

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Gastonia to New Orleans?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Gastonia, North Carolina to New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 Crescent117h 20m$139.67
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Gastonia to New Orleans take about 17 hours and 20 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $113.

    amtrak crescent train

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Gastonia and New Orleans is approximately 634 miles, or 1020 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours and 20 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 Gastonia to New Orleans are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Gastonia at 3:00am and arrives in New Orleans around 17 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Gastonia to New Orleans?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to New Orleans 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 New Orleans to Gastonia.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Gastonia?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Gastonia:

Other train stations in Gastonia:

  • 350 Hancock St

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station:

Other train stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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