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Amtrak, City of New Orleans

Amtrak Train, Mississippi

Amtrak is a great way to experience the US if you don’t want to hire a car and there are two routes that venture in to our Deep South USA region.

City of New Orleans

Chicago – Memphis – New Orleans (19 hours)

City of New Orleans, Amtrak Map

The journey on the City of New Orleans leaves daily and takes you 900 miles through the heart of our nation’s musical heritage – from Chicago with its world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra and still vibrant electric blues scene, to Beale Street in Memphis. Then you travel the history-laden musical crossroads of Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana – the birthplace of jazz. You will be riding in the shadows of giants of great American music like Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Elvis Presley.

Train stations within our region on this route include:

  • Fulton, KY
  • Newbern, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Mark, MS
  • Greenwood, MS
  • Yazoo City, MS
  • McComb, MS
  • Hammond, LA
  • New Orleans, LA


New York – Atlanta – New Orleans (30 hours)

Crescent, Amtrak Map

This route also leaves daily and is a convenient trip from the Big Apple to the Big easy. With service from New York City to New Orleans, the Crescent gives travellers a unique window to the beauty and heritage of the American South. As you travel further south, you’ll travel through Alabama and Mississippi before arriving in New Orleans – where you never run out of things to do! From jazz clubs to Cajun restaurants to Mississippi riverboats rides, this city was simply built to entertain.

Train stations within our region on this route include:

  • Anniston, AL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Meridian, MS
  • Laurel, MS
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • Picayune, MS
  • New Orleans, LA

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