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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to New Orleans?

Lowest Price$148.00
Fastest Train32h 32m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Richmond to New Orleans?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Richmond to New Orleans. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $176.90 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $53.42 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Richmond and New Orleans is approximately 894 miles, or 1439 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 44 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 32 hours and 32 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 Richmond 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?

The earliest train departs Richmond at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Richmond 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 Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to New Orleans for $140.00.

Which train should you take from Richmond to New Orleans?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 20h 18m$184.55

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to New Orleans start from $148, and on average cost $185. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, From Richmond to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak takes 44 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to New Orleans faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 32 hours and 32 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to New Orleans.

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

New Orleans has one train station:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Price trends for trains from Richmond to New Orleans

Average prices by travel date

$195$130$65SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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