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Travel guide New Orleans–Chicago


What train companies operate the route from New Orleans to Chicago?

This journey is operated by Amtrak’s “City of New Orleans” service.

What is the schedule for the train route from New Orleans to Chicago?

This train leaves New Orleans at the same time every day: 1:45 PM.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from New Orleans to Chicago?

Trains depart from New Orleans Station and pull into at Chicago’s Union Station.

What distance is the train route from New Orleans to Chicago?

The total distance covered is somewhere around 875 miles.

How long does it take to travel from New Orleans to Chicago by train?

The calculated time of travel is 19 hours 15 minutes.

What are the stops on the train route from New Orleans to Chicago?

Intermediate stops on this route include Hammond Station, McCombs Station, Brookhaven Station, Hazlehurst Station, Jackson Station, Yazoo City Station, Greenwood Station, Amtrak Memphis Station, Newbern Station, Fulton Station, Carbondale Station, Centralia Station, Effingham Station, Mattoon Station, Illinois Terminal, Kankakee Station, and Homewood Station.

Why should you travel by train from New Orleans to Chicago?

This cross-country trip along the Mississippi River provides a nice overnight option for travelers, meaning these visitors can save one night’s hotel cost in pricey Chicago.

What is there to see and do in Chicago?

Chicago offers a number of fun and educational attractions, including the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute of Chicago, Adler Planetarium, and Chicago Children’s Museum. Baseball fans should try to attend a Cubs game at Wrigley field (historical baseball park). Food-lovers must try a Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.