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Memphis - Baton Rouge Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Memphis to Baton Rouge per day. The average train journey from Memphis to Baton Rouge takes 12 hours and 55 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance330 mi (532 km)
Fastest train12h 55m
Lowest price$102.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Memphis to Baton Rouge?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Memphis to Baton Rouge was $111.00. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 3 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $10.33 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

Mark your calendar for May if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Memphis to Baton Rouge. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $89. If you're planning a trip from Memphis to Baton Rouge during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $126 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Memphis to Baton Rouge?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Memphis to Baton Rouge. 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
Amtrak112h 56m$123.09
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Memphis to Baton Rouge every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $102.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Memphis to Baton Rouge, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Memphis and Baton Rouge is approximately 330 miles, or 532 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Memphis to Baton Rouge on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Memphis at 6:00am and arrives in Baton Rouge around 12 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Baton Rouge to Memphis.

City Information


Nestled on the bank of the Mississippi River, Memphis is a city that constantly vibes to the rhythm of the South. Audiophiles who have fallen in love with the voice of Elvis Presley will find Graceland a must-see destination during their trip. Let the voices of Johnny Cash and B. B. King guide you to the famous Sun Studio, considered the birthplace of rock ‘n roll itself. As the day comes to an end, unwind at the famous Beale Street, where top musicians started out their career, and enjoy live music at one of the local theaters. You'll meet all sorts of visitors, and see why Memphis is one of the best destinations for bachelorette parties. The street also features some of the best restaurants in town, so make sure to check those out.

Memphis is more than just a musical center of the South. It was the vibrant center of the civil rights movement, and it was here that Martin Luther King Jr. took his last breath. Travelers interested in the city’s history should definitely take a tour around the National Civil Rights Museum. The moving and surreal exhibitions will offer a wealth of new perspectives.

Memphis' principal train hub is the Memphis Central Station, which has been in service since 1914. From there, you can travel by train to cities such as Chicago, Jackson, and Baton Rouge. On the outskirts of town, you will find the Memphis International Airport, and not far from it is the main bus stop used by Greyhound and other carriers.

Baton Rouge

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The humbler and more genial cousin of New Orleans, Baton Rouge is an attractive city with a rich history and remarkable cultural landmarks. The top destination in Baton Rouge is Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Boasting a Gothic Revival architectural style and awe-inspiring towers, the building is now a museum with numerous exhibits about the state's history. Next, visit the USS Kidd, considered one of the world's most authentically restored marine vessels. For those interested in rural American life, check out the LSU Rural Museum, whose exhibitions focus on the working classes of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Baton Rouge's food scene is just as vibrant as New Orleans', with a wide range of options to choose from. Those who love fine dining should not miss out on St Francisville Inn & Restaurant, which offers Southern specialties and amazing pub dishes. For a more unique taste, check out Cocha, which offers seasonal local dishes.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is the main airport in the city, located just 10 miles north of downtown. The city's bus terminal on Florida Blvd serves Amtrak trains as well as intercity Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Memphis?

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Main departure station: Central Station - 545 S Main St

Memphis Central Station is a historic train station that has served as the central hub of Memphis’ transportation since 1914. It is the only full-service Amtrak station in the state of Tennessee, and serves the City of New Orleans train line, which runs from Chicago to New Orleans. A luxury Hilton hotel is located at the station, complete with two restaurants and a bar. From the Memphis Central Station downtown, it is a quick walk to the Memphis Farmers Market, National Civil Rights Museum, and Tom Lee Park along the Mississippi River.

All train stations in Memphis:

  • Central Station - 545 S Main St

Where is the train station in Baton Rouge?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1253 Florida Blvd

The Greyhound bus station at 1253 Florida Blvd. is located 12 blocks from downtown Baton Rouge, and local public buses connect the station to the rest of the city. It is a simple and clean facility offering daily bus service to New Orleans and other destinations. The bus station is open 24 hours, while the information desk is staffed from 7 AM to 1 AM. A snack bar and vending machines in the station offer quick bites and restrooms are available for travelers.

All train stations in Baton Rouge:

  • Bus Terminal - 1253 Florida Blvd

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