There are 8 ways to get from Athens to New Orleans by plane, bus, car, taxi or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to New Orleans (MSY) ATL - MSY

$105 - $443

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  11 h 30 min

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

$44 - $78

6 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$178 - $506

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  5 h 39 min

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

$141 - $487

Fly to Mobile, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Mobile (MOB) ATL - MOB
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$198 - $976

Bus  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Atlanta, GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Mobile, Al
  3. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$75 - $163

Taxi, train  •  14 h 28 min

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

$168 - $334

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Athens to New Orleans 542.3 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to New Orleans is to Megabus and bus which costs $40 - $80 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $100 - $450.

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The distance between Athens and New Orleans is 773 km. The road distance is 868 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Athens to New Orleans, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at New Orleans, La via Trinity Ave Sw @ Ted Turner Dr Sw, Atlanta, Ga and Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and Spirit Airlines fly from Athens to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to New Orleans via Atlanta, GA, Trinity Ave Sw @ Ted Turner Dr Sw, Marietta St Nw @ Peachtree St, Atlanta, Ga, and Mobile, Al in around 10 h 19 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Atlanta to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Atlanta to Gulfport/Biloxi
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Atlanta to Mobile
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Gainesville Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
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
Greyhound USA
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 Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Athens to Midtown Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Athens to Gainesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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