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There are 7 ways to get from Athens to New Orleans by shuttle, plane, car, bus, taxi or train

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Shuttle, fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to New Orleans (MSY) ATL - MSY

$113 - $450

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens GA to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$49 - $78

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Shuttle, fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) ATL - GPT
  3. Drive from Gulfport/Biloxi to New Orleans

$149 - $494

Shuttle, fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Baton Rouge (BTR) ATL - BTR
  3. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$186 - $513

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens GA to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$57 - $141

Taxi, train  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Athens to Gainesville Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Gainesville Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$168 - $334

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Athens to New Orleans 542.3 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to New Orleans is to bus which costs $45 - $80 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to New Orleans is to shuttle and fly which costs $110 - $450 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Athens GA and arriving at New Orleans via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Athens and New Orleans is 483 miles. The road distance is 542.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Athens to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Athens to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Athens to New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Athens GA station.

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The quickest flight from Atlanta Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Athens to New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New Orleans station.

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 4:06 PM in Athens and 3:06 PM in New Orleans.

Map of how to get from Athens to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 483 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Athens, GA, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

You can take a bus from Athens to New Orleans via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Atlanta to Gulfport/Biloxi
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Atlanta to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Gainesville Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$350 - $480
Bus operators
Groome Transportation
Phone
(800) 280-9270
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Athens GA to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Athens to Gainesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to New Orleans is 542 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to drive from Athens to New Orleans.

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

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There are 744+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Atlanta Airport is to shuttle which takes 2 h and costs $30 - $45.

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