Chicago to New Orleans
Rail Journey - from £115
City of New Orleans
Travel from Chicago to New Orleans in style and comfort. This journey on the City of New Orleans train takes you 900 miles through the heart of the nation’s musical heritage.
- Comfortable reclining seats
- Free WiFi onboard
- Dining car for refreshments
- Air-conditioned carriages
Your Rail Journey
The City of New Orleans travels from Chicago with its world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra and vibrant electric blues scene, to Beale Street in Memphis. Then, travel the history-laden musical crossroads of Mississippi to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. You’ll be riding in the shadows of giants of American music like Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Elvis Presley.
Coach Class Travel
Coach Class travel is an economical way to travel from Chicago to New Orleans whilst taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Coach Class seats include:
- Wide, comfortable reclining seats
- Ample legroom for your comfort
- A fold-down tray for dining
- Individual reading light
- Electrical sockets right at your seat
Roomettes & Bedrooms
Roomettes and Bedrooms are ideal for one to four passengers, with comfortable seats on either side of a big picture window. At night, the seats convert to comfortable beds and upper berths fold down from above. Roomettes and Bedrooms include:
- Meals and bottled water
- Electrical outlets
- Climate control
- Individual reading lights
- Fresh towels and bed linens
- Soap and shower amenities
- Personal service (turn-down, coffee, make-up bed)
Onboard the City of New Orleans, full food service is available throughout the day in the Lounge and Dining Cars, featuring table seating. Foodservice is normally available from early morning until late evening. On these cars, there is also a variety of pick up and go style foods, including sandwiches, pizza, snacks and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Chicago to New Orleans (Daily)
Arrives: 15:47 (+1)
New Orleans to Chicago (Daily)
Arrives: 09:20 (+1)
Rail Journey - from £115
Upgrade to a Roomette – from £272
Upgrade to a Bedroom – from £498
Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: schedules may vary for journeys departing from 1st April 2020 onwards.
AMERICA’S GREAT RAIL JOURNEYS
Travel in style between America’s great cities, soaking in the scenery on the way. These great rail journeys are a spectacular alternative to flying as you travel between two centres.
Coach & Business Class
Coach Class seats are wide, comfortable, recline and have plenty of legroom for you to stretch out. The carriages are air-conditioned with large windows perfect for viewing the wonderful scenery.
Available on long distance rail journeys, Sleeper cabins are the perfect way to get some sleep whilst you travel. Cabins range from roomettes suitable for two passengers to bedroom suites that can fit four, a great option for families.