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How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to New Orleans?

Lowest Price$169.00
Fastest Train37h 2m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1
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Price trends for trains from Pittsburgh to New Orleans

Average prices by travel date

$195$130$65AugAug

Monthly average prices

$250$200$150$100$50SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$275$220$165$110$553020100

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $180.67 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA 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 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $88.81 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Pittsburgh and New Orleans is approximately 920 miles, or 1481 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 39 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 hours and 2 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 Pittsburgh to New Orleans are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Pittsburgh at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Pittsburgh to New Orleans?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Orleans to Pittsburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Pittsburgh to New Orleans for $112.00.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to New Orleans?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to New Orleans, Louisiana. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 15h 1m$186.20

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

There is one train station in Pittsburgh:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

New Orleans has one train station:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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