The City of New Orleans Amtrak route travels between New Orleans and Chicago with a stop at Memphis, linking three of America’s great music cities. Experience small Midwestern towns, the majestic Mississippi River and the Deep South on your journey. For a virtual tour, listen to the the City of New Orleans audio overview.
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Things to Know
- No WiFi
- The majority of daytime travel is in Mississippi.
- If you book a roomette or bedroom, you can bring on board alcohol and drink it in your room.
- Exit in Memphis for Graceland, Beale Street, Blues Hall of Fame and the National Civil Rights Museum.
- There is a café car available to all passengers and flexible dining option for passengers who book sleeping accommodations.
- Trains depart Chicago in the evening.
- Trains depart New Orleans in the afternoon.
- Overnight, trains are in parts of Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee.
- Trip time between New Orleans and Memphis is about 4 hours.
- Trip time between New Orleans and Chicago is about 19 hours.
View latest schedules and timetables on Amtrak.com.
- Chicago, IL – Union Station (CHI)
- Homewood, IL (HMW)
- Kankakee, IL (KKI)
- Champaign-Urbana, IL (CHM)
- Mattoon, IL (MAT)
- Effingham, IL (EFG)
- Centralia, IL (CEN)
- Carbondale, IL (CDL)
- Fulton, KY (FTN)
- Newbern-Dyersburg, TN (NBN)
- Memphis, TN – Central Station (MEM)
- Greenwood, MS (GWD)
- Yazoo City, MS (YAZ)
- Jackson, MS (JAN)
- Hazlehurst, MS (HAZ)
- Brookhaven, MS (BRH)
- McComb, MS (MCB)
- Hammond, LA (HMD)
- New Orleans, LA – Union Passenger Terminal (NOL)