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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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Amtrak
08:05PM19h42
Union Station, Chicago, IL
03:47PMUnion Passenger Terminal, New Orleans, LA
$5361One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

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Amtrak
08:05PM19h42
Union Station, Chicago, IL
03:47PMUnion Passenger Terminal, New Orleans, LA
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Fastest Journey

19 h 42 m

Average

19 h 42 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1340 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Chicago, IL for New Orleans, LA every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Amtrak
08:05PM19h42
Union Station, Chicago, IL
03:47PMUnion Passenger Terminal, New Orleans, LA
$5361One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

distanceDistance831 miles (1340 km)
durationAverage train duration19 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$188 (€162)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA cover the 831 miles (1340 km) long route taking on average 19 h 42 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $188 (€162), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $143 (€123).

Train providers: Amtrak from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA trains

For as little as $143 (€123) you can travel by train to New Orleans, LA from Chicago, IL with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

Amtrak from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA train information:

  • Average Duration: 19 h 42 min
  • Cheapest Price: $143
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

FAQs: Travel by train from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA.
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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA can start from as little as $143 (€123) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA is $188 (€162); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA train travel time is 19 h 42 min   for the 831 mile (1340 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA without having to change trains with Amtrak. There is 1 direct train from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA to compare what amenities they may offer.
The cheapest month for a train from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA is February.
You have options as you can travel between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

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