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Amtrak’s City of New Orleans Schedule 2022

Here is the 2022 schedule (timetable) for Amtrak’s City of New Orleans.

This page gives you a quick look at Amtrak’s City of New Orleans. If you are looking for a printable timetable, options are further down. You can click on each station to see what amenities they offer.

This page displays best on mobile devices if you hold your phone horizontally. These are also guides, and Amtrak can change times at any time.

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Accommodations for the City of New Orleans

Coach Class Seating

Coach seating – features comfortable reclining seats with ample legroom and a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets.

Superliner Bedroom
The hallway for Amtrak Superliner Bedrooms

Sleeper Car (Rooms)

All rooms include:

Family Bedroom – These rooms provide seating and berths for two adults and two smaller kids. They also offer access to a shower.

Bedroom – these rooms give you twice the space of a Roomette with seating by day, upper and lower berths by night, and an in-room restroom and shower.

Roomette – these accommodations offer passengers seating by day that turns into upper and lower berths at night. Additionally, you have access to a shower in your car.

Accessible Room – these rooms offer accommodations for passengers with a disability; accessible Bedrooms are located on the entry-level of the train and provide ample space for a wheelchair, with a sofa for two by day and upper and lower berth by night.

Bikes, pets, and luggage

Bicycle – Space is available for standard, full-size bicycles (up to 50 lbs, 70 inches x 41 inches x 8.5 inches). Amtrak stores bikes in designated bike racks/areas inside Coach passenger cars or the baggage car (if available).

Pet – Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours.

Checked Baggage – Two bags up to 50 lbs. and 75 linear inches are allowed per person for free. Charges
apply for additional and oversized luggage. Not all locations can handle checked baggage. You can click the station links below to see if they offer checked baggage service.

Wheelchair Ramp – is available to assist passengers in boarding and detraining with a wheeled mobility device.

Food offerings for Amtrak’s City of New Orleans

Amtrak Flex meal
Amtrak’s Chicken Marsala is part of their flex dining program, including an ice tea, roll, and salad.

The cafe is on the upper level in the middle of the train. The car is also where sleeper passengers get their food as well.

Cafe – is found in the lower level of the Sightseer lounge featuring a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages for sale, and it is available for all customers from early morning until late at night.

Flex Dining – is complimentary dining for sleeping passengers to enjoy in private rooms or the Sleeper Lounge.

Flex dining meals are warmed prepared meals for breakfast and dinner, plus complimentary beverages.

Quick train operation information

If the train does not list an Arrival and departure time, it is a shortstop, often at unstaffed stations.

The Amtrak City of New Orleans operates only five days a week. This train does not leave Chicago, IL, or New Orleans. LA on Sunday or Saturday. The train’s tentative daily service return date is September 17, 2022.

Amtrak’s City of New Orleans Schedule 2022

Train 59
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Communities ServedMilesTrain 58
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Chicago, IL
Union Station (CHI) B
8:51p | 8:54pHomewood, IL (HMW)247:41a | 7:44a
9:21p | 9:23pKankakee, IL (KKI) F577:11a | 7:13a
10:29p | 10:34pChampaign-Urbana, IL (CHM)1296:05a | 6:10a
11:11p | 11:13pMattoon, IL (Charleston) (MAT) F1735:21a | 5:23a
11:36p | 11:37pEffingham, IL (EFG) F2004:56a | 4:57a
12:23a | 12:25a
Centralia, IL (CEN) F2534:08a | 4:10a
1:21a | 1:26aCarbondale, IL (CDL) F B3093:11a | 3:16a
3:12a | 3:14aFulton, KY (FTN) F4061:02a | 1:04a
3:54a | 3:56aNewbern-Dyersburg, TN (NBN) F44212:20a | 12:22a
6:27a | 6:40aMemphis, TN
Central Station (MEM)
52810:20p | 10:40p
7:59a | 8:01aMarks, MS (MKS) F5978:29p | 8:31p
8:55a | 9:00aGreenwood, MS (GWD)6547:32p | 7:37p
9:49a | 9:51aYazoo City, MS (YAZ) F7066:40p | 6:42p
11:12a | 11:20aJackson, MS (JAN)7515:28p | 5:44p
11:53a | 11:55aHazlehurst, MS (HAZ) F7844:15p | 4:17p
12:14p | 12:16pBrookhaven, MS (BRH) F8053:54p | 3:56p
12:38p | 12:40pMcComb, MS (MCB) F8283:30p | 3:32p
1:25p | 1:28pHammond, LA (HMD)8812:42p | 2:45p
New Orleans, LA B
Union Passenger Terminal (NOL)
‘This chart is a guide, always check with the electric version of your tick for the most up-to-date times or consult the Amtrak website.

Printable Timetables/ Schedules


R = Receive passengers only; this means you can board the train, but you cannot buy a ticket on this train to this station.

D = Depart only; you can buy a ticket to this station but not from this station.

F= Flag-stop

B = Stations with Amtrak Connecting Services.

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