There are 7 ways to get from Austin to New Orleans by plane, bus, train 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

Megabus, bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston

$35 - $77

5 alternative options

Fly Austin to Baton Rouge, bus  •  4 h 43 min

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

$215 - $324

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  •  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

Train  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$113 - $298

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 Megabus and bus which costs $35 - $80 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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

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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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No, there is no direct train from Austin to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Austin Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via San Antonio Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 40 min.

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The distance between Austin and New Orleans is 461 miles. The road distance is 511.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 37 min and costs $65 - $160.

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

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Austin to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 461.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and United 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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Austin to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Austin to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
ViaAir
Website
flyviaair.com
Flights from Austin to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $260
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 Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
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 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 to Houston, TX Pierce St
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Book at
megabus.com

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