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Newark-New Orleans Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Newark to New Orleans?

Lowest Price$139.00
Fastest Train29h 55m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $139.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to New Orleans, LA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $103.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Newark and New Orleans is approximately 1162 miles, or 1870 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 29 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours and 55 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 Newark to New Orleans are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Friday 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 Newark at 1:00pm and arrives in New Orleans around 29 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Newark 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 Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to New Orleans for $185.00.

Which train should you take from Newark to New Orleans?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 7h 18m$198.23
Amtrak Crescent11d 5h 55m$162.28

Where is the train station in Newark?

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to New Orleans:

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

New Orleans has one train station:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Price trends for trains from Newark to New Orleans

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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