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|Fastest Train||26h 32m|
|Trains Per Day||6|
Richmond-New Orleans Train Schedule
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Richmond to New Orleans?
What is the price of a train ticket from Richmond to New Orleans?
In the last month, $167.08 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to New Orleans, LA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.35 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 38 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 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 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
How many trains per day run from Richmond to New Orleans?
There are 6 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.
What train services are there from Richmond 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
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