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Train Transportation To New Orleans

New Orleans Train TransportationThere are three Amtrak Trains that pass through or terminate in New Orleans.

You can check all of the schedules and fares online, or call (800) USA-RAIL.

Amtrak also posts a variety of sales and discounts on its Web site, so you should always check if there is a special to your destination before you call and make your reservation.

All trains and Greyhound buses arrive and depart from Union Passenger Terminal at 1001 Loyola Avenue, downtown.


  • Amtrak's Crescent departs from New York at 1:50 pm, and arrives in New Orleans the next day at 7:32 pm. The return trip departs New Orleans at 7:00 am and arrives at New York's Penn Station at 1:46 pm the next day. Trains leave daily.
  • The City of New Orleans train leaves Chicago at 8:05 pm and arrives the next day at 3:32 pm. The northbound train departs for Chicago at 1:45 pm and arrives the next day at 9:00 am.
  • The Sunset Limited departs westbound for Los Angeles on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 9:00 am and the train from Los Angeles arrives at 9:40 pm. 


Schedule is subject to change, check with Amtrak for the most up to date information.