There are 10 ways to get from New York to New Orleans by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Newark to New Orleans  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to New Orleans (MSY) EWR - MSY

$158 - $686

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Bus Akai Bus  •  25 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Montgomery
  2. Take the bus from Montgomery, AL - Intermodal Transfer Center to New Orleans

$104 - $179

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Fly New York La Guardia to New Orleans  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to New Orleans (MSY) LGA - MSY

$136 - $677

Fly New York JFK to New Orleans  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to New Orleans (MSY) JFK - MSY

$148 - $676

Train to Philadelphia, fly to New Orleans  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New Orleans (MSY) PHL - MSY

$186 - $697

Fly Newark to Baton Rouge, bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Baton Rouge (BTR) EWR - BTR
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$211 - $779

Fly Newark to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) EWR - GPT
  2. Drive from Gulfport/Biloxi to New Orleans

$204 - $1,230

Train  •  30 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$170 - $550

Bus Greyhound USA  •  30 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Atlanta, Ga 1081 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$131 - $333

Drive  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Drive from New York to New Orleans 1311.8 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from New York to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at New Orleans via Eastdale Circle Entrance, Fairview Transfer Center and Montgomery, AL - Intermodal Transfer Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 h 17 min.

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The distance between New York and New Orleans is 1176 miles. The road distance is 1311.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from New York to New Orleans, including transfers.

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New York to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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New York to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 30 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 3 min.

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New York to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

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Map of how to get from New York to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 1176.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and five other airlines fly from New York to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to New Orleans via Montgomery, Eastdale Circle Entrance, Fairview Transfer Center, Intermodal Transfer Center, and Montgomery, AL - Intermodal Transfer Center in around 25 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Newark to Baton Rouge via Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Newark to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Gulfport/Biloxi via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from New York La Guardia to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to New Orleans via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from New York, Ny to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Akai Bus
Website
akaiticket.com
Bus from New York to Montgomery
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
akaibus.net
Book at
gotobus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Montgomery, AL - Intermodal Transfer Center to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
megabus.com

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New Orleans is 1 h behind New York. It is currently 8:18 PM in New York and 7:18 PM in New Orleans.

New York to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to New Orleans is 1312 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 55 min to drive from New York to New Orleans.

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Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Newark Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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