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

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Fly to New Orleans  •  3 h 14 min

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

$84 - $410

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$40 - $120

4 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  4 h 43 min

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

$156 - $472

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  3 h 53 min

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

$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

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Atlanta, Ga and arriving at New Orleans, La. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Atlanta and New Orleans is 427 miles. The road distance is 471.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Atlanta to New Orleans, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Atlanta to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 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 24 min.

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Atlanta 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 Atlanta. It is currently 7:16 AM in Atlanta and 6:16 AM in New Orleans.

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

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  • Distance: 426.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly from Atlanta to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Atlanta to New Orleans every 15 minutes. 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Atlanta to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Atlanta to Gulfport/Biloxi
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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 1-800-872-7245
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 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 Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus

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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 New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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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 Atlanta to Atlanta Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs .

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