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There are 8 ways to get from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans by plane, train, subway, night bus, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to New Orleans

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New Orleans (MSY)

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Train to Baltimore, fly to New Orleans

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to New Orleans (MSY)

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to New Orleans

  1. Take the subway from BETHESDA station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New Orleans (MSY)

Fly Reagan Washington to Gulfport/Biloxi, night bus

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT)
  2. Take the night bus from Biloxi Transit Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

Fly Washington Dulles to Gulfport/Biloxi, night bus

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT)
  2. Take the night bus from Biloxi Transit Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Atlanta Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station to New Orleans

Train

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans

Reagan Washington (DCA) to New Orleans (MSY) flights

The flight time between Reagan Washington (DCA) and New Orleans (MSY) is around 4h 55m and covers a distance of around 975 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 5m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 47m. Services are operated by American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta and others. Typically 174 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 49m
Layover time:
1h 5m
Total time:
4h 55m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 47m
Flight distance:
975 miles
Flights per week:
174
Cheapest price:
$166
Carbon emissions:
516 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington (DCA) to New Orleans (MSY) flight schedules

Flights departing Thursday, October 21, 2021

Bethesda, MD → New Orleans
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The most affordable way to get from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans is to bus, which costs $95 - $130 and takes 24h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans is to fly which costs $85 - $260 and takes 6h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Montgomery Ave & East La and arriving at New Orleans via Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 220, Washington DC and Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bethesda, MD station to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from BETHESDA station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 3m.

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The distance between Bethesda, MD and New Orleans is 971 miles. The road distance is 1090.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 24h 36m and costs $95 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Bethesda, MD to New Orleans bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Washington DC station.

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Bethesda, MD to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans is to fly which takes 6h 2m and costs $85 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $130 and takes 24h 36m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 29h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 971.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Bethesda, MD, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans via Montgomery Ave & East La, Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 220, 7Th St Nw & G St Nw, Washington DC, Atlanta Downtown, and Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station in around 24h 36m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $480
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gulfport/Biloxi via New York La Guardia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $470
Flights from Washington Dulles to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$435
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$435
Flights from Washington Dulles to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
Amtrak Acela Express

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
27h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $490
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Seat
$250 - $350
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from BETHESDA station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Biloxi Transit Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Atlanta Downtown
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$65 - $75

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 47m.

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Bethesda, MD to New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New Orleans station.

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New Orleans is 1h behind Bethesda, MD. It is currently 9:02 AM in Bethesda, MD and 8:02 AM in New Orleans.

Bethesda, MD to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bethesda, MD to New Orleans is 1091 miles. It takes approximately 18h 4m to drive from Bethesda, MD to New Orleans.

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American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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