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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:19.5 hours

Luxury Overnight Train Journey: New Orleans to Chicago

Enjoy luxury travel with this overnight train service from New Orleans to Chicago. Ride aboard a restored Pullman train car featuring classic, vintage décor and modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, showers and personalized porterage service. Relax in the lounge, admire scenic views of the changing landscapes, and enjoy fine dining and an open bar, with gourmet meals, snacks and drinks included.


  • Luxury overnight train service from New Orleans to Chicago
  • Ride aboard restored Pullman train cars featuring modern amenities and classic decor
  • Enjoy views of city lights, rural landscapes, Civil War-era towns, rivers, mansions, wildlife and more
  • Relax in the lounge and enjoy drinks from the open bar
  • Choose your accommodation type
  • Meals, snacks, drinks and complimentary Wi-Fi are included

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What You Can Expect

Luxury Overnight Train Journey: New Orleans to Chicago

Enjoy Fine Dining While Aboard Your Luxury Rail Journey

Hop aboard your luxury train at the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Your train departs at 1:45pm, but you may board as early at 12:30pm to enjoy lunch. From the moment you board, your attentive crew will provide the highest level of service.

You’ll ride aboard restored train cars from the original Pullman Company, an American pioneer in the rail industry in the late 19th and 20th centuries which served as a prototype for the modern hospitality industry. The train’s classic furnishings and sophisticated décor take you back in time, while its modern amenities including showers, power outlets, complimentary Wi-Fi and personalized service ensure maximum comfort throughout your entire ride.

Enjoy daytime views of farmlands, the Lower Mississippi Delta region, Civil War-era towns, rivers, mansions, the Pass-Manchac waterway and the alligators of the Louisiana Bayou. Lunch will be served in the afternoon, followed by a gourmet 4-course dinner in the evening.

Grab drinks from the open bar and relax and socialize in the lounge, which offers a selection of newspapers, magazines, board games, DVDs and books. The lounge is open all night for your convenience. You'll have a layover in Memphis around 10pm, so feel free to get out and stretch your legs.

Choose from three superior accommodation types to suit your preferences. The following day, you'll be served breakfast as you take in views of Chicago’s city skyline. Seating for breakfast is available until 8:45am, and you'll arrive at Chicago Union Station around 9am.


Sample Breakfast Menu

Signature Dishes
Two eggs with home-fried potatoes, fresh fruit and your choice of applewood-smoked bacon, sausage patties and country ham
Corned beef hash and two eggs
Steak and eggs with home-fried potatoes and fresh fruit
French toast stuffed with strawberry-banana cream cheese compote, served with your choice of applewood-smoked bacon, sausage patties and country ham
Continental breakfast consisting of fruit juice and a danish, bran muffin or blueberry muffin with butter

A la Carte
Fruit bowl
Chilled stewed prunes
Dry cereal

Fruit juices, coffee, hot tea and milk

Sample Lunch Menu

A la Carte
Soup du Jour
Fresh garden greens with Illinois Central dressing or Pullman French vinaigrette
Chilled tomatoes stuffed with your choice of chicken, tuna, shrimp salad or cottage cheese, served with pasta salad and fresh fruit
Grilled cheese sandwich served with pickles and chips

Caesar salad served plain or with blackened chicken or grilled filet of salmon
Mainline of Mid America burger served with sweet potato chips
Traditional club sandwich
Capellini Pomadoro: Angel hair pasta tossed in a tomato cream sauce, topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella

Chocolate brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce
Vanilla ice cream and cookies with chocolate sauce or strawberries
Cheesecake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream

Coffee, hot or iced tea, soda and milk

Sample Dinner Menu

Soup du Jour or Shrimp Cocktail

Appetizer Platter
Celery sticks, pimento-stuffed Queen olives, black olives, spiced watermelon cubes

Fresh greens with Illinois Central dressing or Pullman French vinaigrette

Main Course
Pan-seared filet of beef with maitre'd butter
Rosemary and sage roasted chicken with cranberry-pomegranate gastrique
Double-cut lamb chops, broiled and served with mint jelly
Grilled seasonal vegetables with creamy grits, roasted red pepper coulis and herbed ricotta cheese

*All served with fresh vegetables, potatoes and bread rolls

Triple chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The train was great. The food and service was excellent. We were really surprised how comfortable the pull down beds were. Our only complaint was the rocking of the train because it's a passenger train on freight rails that are not maintained well by the freight liners. But it was a great experience.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2015

Wouldn't' do again

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

the return was a little better as they gave us the room I asked for finally. But I am just not a train person. In all truthfulness my husband LOVED the entire train trip and would give it 5 stars. The positive is food was very good

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