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

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Fly to New Orleans  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to New Orleans (MSY) DTW - MSY

$129 - $377

5 alternative options

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  7 h 3 min

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

$255 - $1,221

Train  •  24 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$166 - $474

Bus, train  •  26 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL 5509 / 5534
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$145 - $421

Bus  •  30 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Detroit, MI
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La

$132 - $331

Drive  •  17 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to New Orleans 1057.2 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to New Orleans is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 17 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to New Orleans is to fly which costs $120 - $380 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, MI and arriving at New Orleans, La via Detroit, Mi and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ann Arbor to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 54 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and New Orleans is 927 miles. The road distance is 1057.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to New Orleans without a car is to train which takes 24 h 54 min and costs $160 - $480.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Ann Arbor to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to New Orleans bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Ann Arbor, MI station.

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

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $120 - $380. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $480 and takes 24 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 30 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 926.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Delta, Spirit Airlines and three other airlines fly from Ann Arbor to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ann Arbor to New Orleans via Chicago Union Station in around 24 h 54 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Columbus, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Pittsburgh, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Grand Rapids, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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 Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 34 min.

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

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Ann Arbor. It is currently 4:27 AM in Ann Arbor and 3:27 AM in New Orleans.

Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor to New Orleans is 1057 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 29 min to drive from Ann Arbor to New Orleans.

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Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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There are 670+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $7 - $11.

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