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

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 Austin to New Orleans  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to New Orleans (MSY) AUS - MSY

$142 - $620

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin - San Jacinto/15Th to Houston via Shell
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston

$37 - $77

4 alternative options

Fly Austin to Baton Rouge, bus  •  6 h 24 min

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

$225 - $1,014

Bus to San Antonio, fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to New Orleans (MSY) SAT - MSY

$148 - $421

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
  3. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$66 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Austin to New Orleans 511.2 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Austin to New Orleans is to bus which costs $35 - $80 and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3 h 21 min and costs $140 - $650.

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The distance between Austin and New Orleans is 738 km. The road distance is 818 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Austin to New Orleans, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at New Orleans, La via Houston, Tx and Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 37 min.

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What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from Austin to New Orleans every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to New Orleans via Houston, Tx and Baton Rouge, La in around 9 h 37 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Austin to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Austin to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Austin to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Austin - San Jacinto/15Th to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Schedules at
megabus.com

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