Crescent

  • New York
  • Atlanta
  • New Orleans
30 hours Train Numbers
19, 20
Frequency: Daily

Convenient Daily Trips from the Big Apple to the Big Easy. With service from New York City to New Orleans, the Crescent gives travelers a unique window to the beauty and heritage of the American South. You can tour Monticello or enjoy a wine tasting in the charming Virginia college town of Charlottesville. Or enjoy a stroll through the vibrant shopping and dining scene of Underground Atlanta. As you travel further south, you'll reach New Orleans, where you never run out of things to do. From jazz clubs to Cajun restaurants to Mississippi riverboat rides, the city was simply built to entertain. When you travel on the Crescent, you can choose a wide, comfortable Reserved Coach seat. Or, enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class, and you’ll have access to exclusive amenities such as: a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, seating in a dedicated car and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Even better, reserve spacious Viewliner bedroom accommodations to make your trip more enjoyable, with a variety of room types and a hot dinner in the Dining Car.

Glide past cotton and tobacco fields and roll into charming towns like Charlottesville and Greenville. Experience big city energy mixed with southern hospitality in Atlanta and Birmingham. From the Big Apple to the Big Easy, “tomorrow is another day” for exploring and enjoying the places that inspired the likes of William Faulkner, Pat Conroy and Margaret Mitchell.

“The South is more than a region – it’s a state of mind…” — The Book of Southern Wisdom

Features & Amenities

Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.

Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.

See the Complete Pet Program Guidelines

Amtrak Thruway Service offers connecting transportation to Atlantic City, NJ, and Ocean City, MD, from the Crescent. Amtrak takes care of booking and ticketing, so you can see more and do more on your trip. 

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

Trails & Rails - Heritage Appreciation Onboard

An innovative partnership program between the National Park Service and Amtrak, the Trails & Rails program provides Amtrak passengers with educational opportunities to foster an appreciation of a selected region's natural and cultural heritage and renews the long tradition of associating railroads with National Parks.

The Crescent offers a Trails & Rails program operating from Atlanta, Georgia to New Orleans, Louisiana and is operated by staff and volunteers of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.

Learn More about Trails & Rails