There are 10 ways to get from Buffalo 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.

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Fly to New Orleans  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New Orleans (MSY) BUF - MSY

$199 - $493

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Bus  •  32 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La

$156 - $396

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Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  8 h 7 min

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

$282 - $726

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  7 h 2 min

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

$225 - $627

Fly to Mobile, bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Mobile (MOB) BUF - MOB
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$232 - $426

Fly to Lafayette, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Lafayette (LFT) BUF - LFT
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Baton Rouge, La
  3. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$224 - $940

Train via Chicago Union Station  •  32 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$214 - $629

Bus, train  •  39 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$198 - $524

Train  •  40 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to New York VIA Rail / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$232 - $755

Drive  •  20 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to New Orleans 1243.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to New Orleans is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to New Orleans is to fly which costs $190 - $500 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, Ny and arriving at New Orleans, La via Cleveland, Oh, Toledo, Oh and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 26 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and New Orleans is 1093 miles. The road distance is 1243.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to New Orleans without a car is to train which takes 32 h 26 min and costs $210 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Buffalo to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Buffalo to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Buffalo, Ny station.

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Buffalo to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to New Orleans is to fly which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $190 - $500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $650 and takes 32 h 26 min, you could also bus, which costs $150 - $400 and takes 32 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 1093.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Buffalo to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to New Orleans via Buffalo, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 32 h 26 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via New York La Guardia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via New York JFK, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Mobile via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Mobile via New York La Guardia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Mobile via New York JFK, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Mobile via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via New York La Guardia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via New York JFK, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Mobile via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Mobile via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Mobile via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via Reagan Washington, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Tampa
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Baton Rouge via Washington Dulles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Gulfport/Biloxi via Washington Dulles, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Mobile via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Lafayette via Washington Dulles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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 Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
26 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $90
Economy
$100 - $150
Economy Plus
$150 - $210
Business
$150 - $210
Business Plus/Sleeper
$270 - $380
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 Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Lafayette, La to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
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

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Buffalo 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 Buffalo. It is currently 5:20 AM in Buffalo and 4:20 AM in New Orleans.

Buffalo 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 Buffalo to New Orleans is 1244 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 34 min to drive from Buffalo to New Orleans.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Book your Buffalo to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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There are 633+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $8 - $17.

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