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Greenville-New Orleans Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Greenville to New Orleans. Traveling by train from Greenville to New Orleans usually takes around 16 hours and 31 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance561 mi (903 km)
Fastest train16h 31m
Lowest price$107.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Greenville to New Orleans?

In the last month, $107.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Greenville, SC 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $63.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Greenville to New Orleans by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $99 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Greenville to New Orleans in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $142 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Orleans from Greenville will be about $63.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Greenville to New Orleans?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Greenville, South 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 Crescent116h 31m$155.61
  • 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 Greenville to New Orleans take about 16 hours and 31 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $107.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Greenville and New Orleans is approximately 561 miles, or 903 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 31 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 Greenville to New Orleans are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Greenville at 5:00am and arrives in New Orleans around 16 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Greenville 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 Greenville. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Greenville to New Orleans for $166.00.

City Information

New Orleans

New Orleans is the most populous city in the southern state of Louisiana and one of the most popular party destinations in the whole world. Known as The Big Easy, New Orleans is famous for its distinct French-Spanish architecture, Creole cuisine, and unique music. Around the globe, New Orleans is best known as the host city of Mardi Gras, a late-winter carnival known for flashy costumes and never-ending street parties. Because of that, NOLA is consistently among the preferred vacation destinations among spring breakers and post-grad travelers.

There’s a lot more to New Orleans than just partying, though. While you’re in town, connect with the artistic side of your personality with a visit to the famed New Orleans Museum of Art where you will find the South’s most impressive collection of French and American art. A visit to the Big Easy will not be complete without stopping by some of the city’s iconic cemeteries. Whether you take a guided tour or you explore on your own, you will learn a lot about the area’s history and urban legends.

New Orleans is one of the main economic and commercial centers of the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and as such it is easily accessible by all kinds of transportation. The airport is located not too far from the city center, while the city’s main bus and train station, the Union Passenger Terminal, is placed right in the heart of downtown New Orleans.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greenville?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Greenville.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station.

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