The Amtrak Crescent: From Big Apple to Big Easy

The Amtrak Crescent: From Big Apple to Big Easy

Looking for a fun solo adventure? The perfect bachelorette party? Or maybe a fun family vacation through the historic sights, sounds and scrumptious snacks (we’re looking at you, beignets) of the South? Look no further, the Amtrak Crescent train is your Midnight Train to Georgia.

What it’s all about: With service from New York City to New Orleans and plenty of places in between, 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. Check out Charlotte, Greensboro, or Birmingham along the way as well. As you travel further south, you’ll reach New Orleans. NOLA has it all — from jazz clubs to Cajun restaurants to Mississippi riverboat rides, let the good times roll!

Plenty of Perks: You’ll love our Viewliner roomettes. Spacious ceiling height, picture windows and a cozy bed is just the spot to curl up with a good book. Hungry? The Dining Car’s got you covered. Tasty train treats include steak and potatoes cooked to perfection, creamy strawberry cheesecake, or crisp salad. After you’ve had your fill, stroll to the Observation Car and watch the moon rise and shimmer over the swamps and bayous.

How to do it: 

Step 1: Go to or download the handy Amtrak app to book tickets.

Step 2: Read up on our baggage policy and safety tips to make sure you’re prepared.

Step 3: Be sure to pack some Amtrak essentials, like a cozy blanket, headphones, or books.

Step 4: Hop on board, and be sure to grab some hot coffee, tea, or an adult beverage. ?

Step 5: Have Instagram at the ready, because you’re going to capture some sweet #AmtrakViews. Be sure to tag us @amtrak or #Amtrak and your trip could be reposted in our feed!

Can’t wait to check the Crescent out? We’ve got a deal for you: book now until April 30th, and you’ll get 20% off adult fares! Be sure to sign up for an Amtrak Guest Rewards account before you ride and turn those points into your next #AmtrakAdventure. All aboard!