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There are 8 ways to get from Atlanta to Louisiana by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to New Orleans  •  2 h 47 min

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

$82 - $392

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$40 - $120

6 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Baton Rouge (BTR) ATL - BTR

$144 - $438

Fly to Lafayette  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Lafayette (LFT) ATL - LFT

$142 - $766

Fly to Shreveport  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Shreveport (SHV) ATL - SHV

$180 - $838

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  4 h 1 min

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

$120 - $454

Bus, train  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al 1547 / ...
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$75 - $206

Drive  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to New Orleans 471.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Louisiana is to bus which costs $40 - $120 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Louisiana is to fly which costs $80 - $400 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Atlanta, Ga and arriving at New Orleans, La. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Atlanta and Louisiana is 490 miles. The road distance is 471.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Louisiana without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs $40 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Atlanta to Louisiana, including transfers.

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Atlanta to Louisiana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Atlanta, Ga station.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Louisiana is to fly which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $80 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $120 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Atlanta to Louisiana.
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  • Distance: 490 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and Louisiana, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and Spirit Airlines fly from Atlanta to Kenner hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Atlanta to New Orleans every 2 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min. Megabus also services this route twice daily.

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 Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Atlanta to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Atlanta to Shreveport
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Atlanta to Gulfport/Biloxi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Atlanta to Shreveport via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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 Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
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 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
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus

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Louisiana is 1 h behind Atlanta. It is currently 6:23 AM in Atlanta and 5:23 AM in Louisiana.

Yes, the driving distance between Atlanta to Louisiana is 472 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to drive from Atlanta to Louisiana.

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

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Book your Atlanta to Louisiana bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Atlanta Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs $3.

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