There are 10 ways to get from California to Louisiana 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 San Diego to New Orleans  •  5 h

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to New Orleans (MSY) SAN - MSY

$162 - $602

Cheapest option

Fly Los Angeles to New Orleans  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to New Orleans (MSY) LAX - MSY

$126 - $358

8 alternative options

Fly San Diego to Lake Charles  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Lake Charles (LCH) SAN - LCH

$204 - $780

Fly San Diego to Shreveport  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Shreveport (SHV) SAN - SHV

$229 - $888

Fly Oakland to New Orleans  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to New Orleans (MSY) OAK - MSY

$199 - $560

Fly San Francisco to New Orleans  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to New Orleans (MSY) SFO - MSY

$196 - $608

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  42 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio Tijuana-Reynosa
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, TX to New Orleans

$154 - $250

Bus Greyhound USA  •  43 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Ft Worth, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
  4. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$205 - $520

Train  •  45 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak Sunset Limited

$240 - $750

Drive  •  30 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to New Orleans 1902.8 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from California to Louisiana is to bus which costs $150 - $250 and takes 42 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Louisiana is to fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 5 h.

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The distance between California and Louisiana is 1592 miles. The road distance is 1902.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from California to Louisiana, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Louisiana. However, there are services departing from Spring St and 1st St E and arriving at New Orleans, La via El Monte, Ca, Ft Worth, Tx, Houston, Tx and Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 45 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between California, USA and Louisiana, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Kenner hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to New Orleans via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, New Orleans, and Julia Street Station in around 42 h 21 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Lake Charles via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Lake Charles via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Lake Charles via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lake Charles via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Lake Charles via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA
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 El Monte, Ca to Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $210
Flexible
$250 - $330
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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
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

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