City of New Orleans

  • Chicago
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans
19 hours Daily Departure

Your journey on the City of New Orleans 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, 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.

Spacious accommodations make your trip extra enjoyable, with showers and thoughtful amenities, friendly service and fine dining. Choose a wide, comfortable Reserved Coach seat enjoy the spectacular scenery roll past, or make reservations for a private room.

Features & Amenities

Amenities vary by train.

Dining Options

Meals on This Train

Northbound: Dinner, Breakfast
Southbound: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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

Follow the Mighty Mississippi as you roll past the wheat and corn fields of Illinois through the snowy-white cotton fields of Mississippi. Celebrate the home of the blues in the Mississippi Delta before your roll into the Big Easy where a full menu of Dixieland jazz, beignets and étouffée await.

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