Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA train

Cheap train tickets from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA

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02:37PMNewark Penn Station18h06 08:43AMPeachtree Station
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12:57PMNewark Airport Amtrak19h46 08:43AMPeachtree Station
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Train schedule from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA

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12:57PMNewark Airport Amtrak19h46 08:43AMPeachtree Station
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02:37PMNewark Penn Station18h06 08:43AMPeachtree Station
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Fastest train times from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA

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18 h 6 m


18 h 56 m

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1191 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Newark, NJ for Atlanta, GA every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

02:37PMNewark Penn Station18h06 08:43AMPeachtree Station
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12:57PMNewark Airport Amtrak19h46 08:43AMPeachtree Station
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Overview: Train from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA

distanceDistance738 miles (1190 km)
durationAverage train duration18 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price$224 (€217)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA cover the 738 miles (1190 km) long journey taking on average 18 h 6 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $224 (€217), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $131 (€127).

Train companies: Amtrak from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA trains

Travel from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA from $131 (€127) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.


Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between Newark, NJ and Atlanta, GA, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $131

Trains from Newark to Atlanta

There are a couple trains per day departing from Newark, NJ and going to Atlanta, GA. Only one of the daily routes is direct. The other options have one stopover, generally in Washington D.C., before continuing on towards Atlanta. The journey can take from about 18h 6min to around 19h 36min, depending on the route you choose to book through Omio.

Newark to Atlanta Train Time: Daily Departures

There are daily departures by train from Newark to Atlanta. There are up to four route combinations per day, but only one of the daily trips is direct and doesn’t require changing trains at any point before arriving in Atlanta. The direct train departs from Newark, Nj at around 2:37 p.m. and is an overnight train. The other routes with connections depart as early as 1:07 p.m., but connect with the same direct train in Washington D.C. Therefore there is only one train per day arriving in Atlanta coming from Newark, at around 8:43 a.m. the following morning.

How long is the journey by train from Newark to Atlanta?

The journey by train from Newark to Atlanta is an overnight train, taking at least 18h 6min to get to the city in Georgia. The journey covers a distance of approximately 738 miles (1190 km), crossing through various states like Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The available routes with a connecting train in Washington D.C. can take up to about 19h 36min to get from Newark to Atlanta.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Newark to Atlanta?

Departure train station: The departure station of the direct routes is the Newark Penn Station. This station is a hub for multiple Amtrak train routes as well as local public transportation. It’s located just east of the center of Newark, about half a mile away. The station is either walking distance or a quick bus ride away, depending on where you’re start off from in Newark. The station has a few eateries and shops, as well as an ATM and public restrooms.

Arrival train station: The trains for this route arrive at the Atlanta Peachtree Station. This station in Atlanta is quite small and located about 4 miles (6.5 km) north of Downtown Atlanta. However, there are public buses that connects with the city center and its metro system. On public transportation, you can be in the city center in around a half an hour, depending on the time of day. The station has travel assistance as well as public restrooms and a waiting area.


Which train companies travel from Newark to Atlanta?

The only company operating the routes from Newark to Atlanta is Amtrak. The lines offered by Amtrak are the direct Crescent train, and the Northeast Regional trains that connect in Washington D.C. with the Crescent line. The Crescent line goes from New York City, NY to Picayune, MS, passing through both Newark and Atlanta. The fastest train route from Newark to Atlanta is taking the Crescent train. The train makes various stops along the way but does not require passengers heading to Atlanta to change trains at any point. The other options to get to Atlanta are based on taking the Northeast Regional train from Newark and catching up with the single daily Crescent train farther on in Washington D.C. This trip can take about 1h 40min longer, but makes sense if it’s more affordable or the Crescent didn’t have space between Newark and Washington D.C.

Amtrak trains from Newark to Atlanta

Amtrak is the sole railway company operating train routes from Newark to Atlanta. There are both direct trips and trips that have a connection. This connection is in Washington D.C. and requires passengers to change trains. The train lines making his trip are the Crescent line and the Northeast Regional line. They are both long-distance Amtrak trains. The Crescent train is the one that has a direct route for the segment from Newark to Atlanta operating daily, once a day. The other options are taking the Northeast Regional from Newark to Washington D.C., where you catch up with the daily Crescent train that continues on to Atlanta. Taking the direct Crescent train is the fastest way to get between Newark and Atlanta by these means.

Train Newark to Atlanta: Services on Board

Whether you book a seat through Omio on the Crescent or the Northeast Regional train, there is only the choice to travel in coach class. There are different fares though, that affect your cancellation policies. As for luggage, both train options allow two personal items and two carry-on items per passenger. Traveling on the Crescent train, there are two checked bags included with your fare as well. Traveling with pets is also allowed on both of these Amtrak trains. The condition for this is that the animal must be a domestic cat or dog and has to be transported in a pet carrier that counts as a carry-on item. The pet carrier plus the weight of the animal cannot exceed 20 lbs (9 kg). If you’re traveling on Crescent the entire trip, you are allowed to check your bicycle as long as you reserve a spot for it, paying the fee. As for the routes with Northeast Regional, only the carry-on bike service is possible. Both the departure station and the arrival station have wheelchairs available for those who may need it, as well as an accessible platform to allow boarding and disembarking the train.

How to find cheap train tickets from Newark to Atlanta?

Booking in advance is the best way of making sure to get better deals on your train tickets from Newark to Atlanta. In general, it’s normally best and more affordable if you book your tickets as soon as possible. It’s very common for ticket prices to increase when the departure date is close. Another way to help you find the most affordable train tickets is having flexibility with your departure dates and times. This gives you leeway to choose the cheaper options available. In this case it’s not necessarily cheaper to take the trip option that has stopover in between. It only seems cheaper to choose the options that depart from the Newark Penn Station as opposed to the Newark Airport Amtrak Station.


To Atlanta by train—travel tips

Atlanta is the Georgia capital known for its link as the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., the state’s peaches and southern hospitality. If you start out in Downtown Atlanta, you can visit Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. All of these attractions are ideal for visitors traveling with children. Make your way north towards Midtown Atlanta to enjoy the outdoors at Piedmont Park and explore the Atlanta Botanical Garden in its midst. Just a few blocks away you’ll find the High Museum of Art, and its state of the art building. For some historical sites, head to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park located near Sweet Auburn district. When it’s time to find something to eat, Buford Highway (BuHi) is famous for taking you on a world tasting tour of food from various countries. If not, West Midtown and the Old Fourth Ward will also do the trick.

Travel Tips: Trains from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA

Travel by train to Atlanta, GA 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 Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA.
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Atlanta, GA from Newark, NJ for as low as $131 (€127)  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA train price to come in at an average of $224 (€217)  one way.
The Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA train distance is approximately 738 miles (1190 km).
On average the Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA train time is 18 h 6 min  covering the 738 miles (1190 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Atlanta, GA. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Amtrak. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The earliest train for this route departs from Newark, NJ at 4: 57 PM. The last train leaves from Newark, NJ at 6: 37 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you buy the Newark, NJ to Atlanta, GA train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $224 (€217). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Atlanta, GA from Newark, NJ. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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