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

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 to New Orleans  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New Orleans (MSY) BOS - MSY

$98 - $687

5 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  8 h 41 min

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

$166 - $880

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  8 h 19 min

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

$139 - $581

Bus  •  34 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La

$148 - $367

Train  •  34 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$299 - $890

Drive  •  25 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Boston to New Orleans 1527.2 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to New Orleans is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 25 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to New Orleans is to fly which costs $95 - $700 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at New Orleans, La via Newark, Nj and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 57 min.

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The distance between Boston and New Orleans is 1366 miles. The road distance is 1527.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 20 min and costs $140 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Boston to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Boston to New Orleans bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 1366.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines and four other airlines fly from Boston to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to New Orleans via Newark Penn Station, Newark, Nj, and Atlanta, Ga in around 34 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Boston to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via New York La Guardia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Columbus, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Boston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 Newark, Nj to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
20 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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