There are 6 ways to get from Houston to New Orleans by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to New Orleans  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to New Orleans (MSY) HOU - MSY

$82 - $448

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La 1596 / ...

$20 - $95

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Fly Houston to New Orleans  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to New Orleans (MSY) IAH - MSY

$52 - $290

Fly Houston to Baton Rouge, bus  •  4 h 58 min

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

$185 - $553

Train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$60 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Houston to New Orleans 349 miles

$30 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at New Orleans, La. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Houston and New Orleans is 319 miles. The road distance is 349 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Houston to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Houston to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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Houston to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Houston to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Houston 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 Houston to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 319 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Houston to New Orleans every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Houston to New Orleans every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 7 h. Megabus also services this route 5 times a day.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Houston to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
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 Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95

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Houston 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 Houston to New Orleans is 349 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Houston to New Orleans.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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There are 656+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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