Amtrak trains travel to New Orleans from the West, Midwest and Northeast if you’re looking for an old-fashioned arrival into the Big Easy. Cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis, San Antonio, Tucson, Phoenix and Los Angeles all offer direct rail service. Choose from the following routes:

  • Crescent (via East Coast, early evening arrival)
  • City of New Orleans (Overnight train from Chicago with late afternoon arrival)
  • Sunset Limited (via Los Angeles/Southwest three times a week with night arrival)

Things to Know

  • Atlanta to New Orleans is a popular segment with a commute time of about 12 hours without delays
  • From Chicago the trip time is almost 20 hours and 9 hours from Memphis.
  • Once you arrive in New Orleans, you can transfer to the Rampart/St. Claude Streetcar next to the station for travel to the French Quarter, St. Claude Arts District and the Canal Streetcar line. View streetcar fares.
  • You can also rent a car or take a Greyhound bus to Florida once in New Orleans

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Amtrak Directions
Amtrak trains with sleeper cars