New York - Atlanta - New Orleans
30 hours
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.
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

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    Greenville, South Carolina

    Discover the city consistently named one of “America's Best Downtowns.” Traverse the dramatic curved suspension bridge over the Reedy or set off on bike or Segway to explore the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail.
    Enjoy a performance at the Peace Center or visit museums boasting masterpieces from Rubens and Wyeth. Savor sushi, soul food and everything in between.
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    Atlanta, Georgia

    Antebellum charm and cosmopolitan culture thrive in the heart of the Big Peach. Dive into the Georgia Aquarium and sip a classic at the World of Coca-Cola.
    Catch the dancing waters of Centennial Olympic Park’s Fountain of Rings or catch a show at the historic Fox Theater. Relive the struggle for justice and equality at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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.

Train Stations Served by the Crescent