Crescent Route Atlas

New York City to New Orleans, Louisiana
Amtrak Train Numbers 19 (southbound) and 20 (northbound)

map of Crescent - New York City to New Orleans

Once on board..... click "next" next-arrow (toward New Orleans) or "previous" previous-arrow (toward New York City) to take the virtual rail journey at your leisure. 


Click on Overview Button at any time to go to the  "Route Overview Page" where you may again jump to any station along the route.  

Each "station stop" includes a photo of the station, a station area street map, local transportation options, and links to other items of area interest.  Between the station pages there are detailed station to station maps and links to all of the counties that you pass through along the way.

Enjoy the Ride!

Amtrak Route Description

The following has been extracted from Amtrak's "Crescent" Route Guide.  

"The Crescent takes its name from the nickname of its endpoint city, New Orleans.  The Crescent is a successor to the famous earlier trains - the Washington and Southwestern Vestibule Limited in 1891 and Southern Railway's Crescent Limited and Southern Crescent in 1925 and 1970, respectively.  The Crescent follows Amtrak's Northeast Corridor as far south as Washington, then heads southwest into Virginia, paralleling the Blue Ridge Mountains, continuing south through the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama to New Orleans..."

The rail travel distance between New York and New Orleans via the Crescent is 1,377 miles. The rail travel time is about 30 1/2 hours.