The cheapest trainsfrom Houston to New Orleans

Showing times and prices for 2022-12-08





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Houston to New Orleans will cost around $47 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $46.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Houston to New Orleans train information

timelapseAvg. Train duration14h 56m
attach_moneyTrain ticket price$46
place Train depart fromHouston
pin_drop Train arrive inNew Orleans
directions_transit Train companiesAmtrak

The fastest trainsfrom Houston to New Orleans

Showing times and prices for 2022-12-08


6h 25m


14h 56m

Trips per day




These direct trains cover the 512km distance in an average of 14h 56m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6h 25m

Travel tips

Train from Houston to New Orleans

Travel by train to New Orleans 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 Houston to New Orleans.
  • How much cost tickets to New Orleans?

  • Amtrak tickets to New Orleans costs between $46 and USD 48.00 each seat.

    This $46 train leaves at 05:35 from Houston train station at Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St, Downtown - 605 Gray St, 2525 Southwest Fwy (Timewise/Shell gas station lot).

    On the contrary, the train leaving at 06:40 have the most expensive ticket to New Orleans for about USD 48.00.

    During holidays and peak seasons fares are generally higher.

  • How far apart is New Orleans from Houston?

  • The train traveling average length from Houston to New Orleans is around 14h 56m.

    Getting Amtrak fastest train from Houston, you probably arrive in about 6h 25m in New Orleans.

    Amtrak does not normally guarantee connections of less than 60 minutes.

    Usually 90 minutes between arriving long-distance trains and local trains in the Northeast Corridor.

  • Can I bring my pet on the train?

  • Sure! But there are several rules you have to comply with and be aware of, so your beloved pet will be able to come with you.

    - Dogs and cats up to 20 pounds

    - You need to make a prior reservation. There's a maximum of five pets per train, and they're limited to one pet per customer.

    - The trip is limited to 7 (seven) hours of total travel time. Multi-ride tickets aren’t allowed.

    - The pet carrier you bring can be hard or soft-sided but has to be leakproof and well ventilated for comfort and safety. Maximum weight: 20 pounds. Maximum size: 19" long x 14" wide x 10.5" high.

    - Also, the carrier has to be big enough so the pet is able to sit, lie down and remain entirely inside without touching the sides.

    - Is allowed in Coach class, but not in First class, non-Acela Business class, bedroom accommodations, or food service cars.

    - It’s mandatory to sign a Pet Release and Indemnification Agreement for each travel segment.

    - It must be at least eight weeks old, odorless, harmless, not disruptive, and require no attention during travel.

    - It’s not permitted to ship it or allow them to travel as checked baggage.
  • Can you buy an Amtrak ticket onboard the train?

  • There are two options for purchasing tickets during the trip, is using cash or credit card.

    All tickets purchased onboard include a service fee built into the fare and payment must be in cash. Who chose to purchase using a credit card must call the contact center at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to complete their payment.

    But stay aware that is used in limited situations. For example, when you pay for your tickets in advance of travel and your departure station is closed at the time of departure and no other delivery option exists.

  • How to get ticket refund on Amtrak?

  • Note that Amtrak have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on Amtrak page.

  • Where are located Houston and New Orleans train stations?

  • For this trip to New Orleans, you can get on board at Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St, Downtown - 605 Gray St, 2525 Southwest Fwy (Timewise/Shell gas station lot).

    Moreover, get off the train at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, 817 Loyola Ave.

    Most Amtrak stations in major cities, and many other stations across the country, are accessible to passengers with a disability.

    Call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding the accessibility of the stations on your itinerary.

  • When is the first and last train departing from Houston on 2022-12-08?

  • The first train time to New Orleans is at 01:30.

    The last departure time from Houston is at 21:50.

  • How easy is to get by train to New Orleans from Houston?

  • On average you find 12 daily Amtrak Houston to New Orleans schedules.

    Usually, there are 84 train departures every week on this route.

    Amtrak operates a large fleet to New Orleans.

    It is an average of 12 departures per day and 360 trips every month.

  • How to get cheap Amtrak train tickets from Houston to New Orleans?

  • Amtrak offer a total of 12 train schedules to New Orleans.

    Compare all available fares that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability.

    Take time and check customers 1643 Amtrak reviews for train services.

    Users reviews always best describe the real train trip experience.The company score relates to quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing ticket prices for this destination.

    Keep in mind that in all train departure times from Houston have different ticket prices based on fare options.

    What is shown on the list is the cheapest fare type still available if Saver, Value, Flexible or Premium.

    On this trip, tickets are available starting on $46 and this is the lower trip price you can get on 2022-12-08.

    Book your train tickets 14 days in advance with Saver Fares for 20% discount.

    On searching for New Orleans cheap tickets it may apply. In many routes across the country this is the best method to get trip discounts.

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  • Can I get a bus from Houston to New Orleans instead of a train?

  • Click here to check on the bus prices for this trip. Going by bus, sometimes, can be the cheapest way to travel between Houston and New Orleans.

  • Which is the best way for train booking?

  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your eTicket online at Amtrak website. Alternatively, you can book at a Quik-Trak Kiosk or directly at the counter. Amtrak phone number: +1 215-856-7924 Find out more on search and buy cheap train tickets in North America.

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