There are 9 ways to get from California to Louisiana by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Diego to New Orleans  •  4 h 50 min

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

$162 - $602

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Fly Los Angeles to New Orleans  •  5 h 10 min

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

$126 - $358

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Fly San Diego to Lafayette  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Lafayette (LFT) SAN - LFT

$202 - $816

Fly San Diego to Shreveport  •  6 h 16 min

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

$229 - $888

Fly Oakland to New Orleans  •  5 h 26 min

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

$199 - $560

Fly San Francisco to New Orleans  •  5 h 35 min

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

$196 - $608

Bus  •  43 h 19 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 New Orleans, La

$196 - $505

Train  •  45 h 40 min

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

$240 - $750

Drive  •  30 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to New Orleans 1902.8 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

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 and Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 19 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. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 45 h 40 min.

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

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The best way to get from California to Louisiana without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from California to Louisiana, including transfers.

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California to Louisiana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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California to Louisiana train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from California to Louisiana is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 43 h 19 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 45 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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California to Louisiana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

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Map of how to get from California to Louisiana.
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  • Distance: 1591.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Frontier 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 El Monte Station E, El Monte, Ca, Ft Worth, Tx, and Houston, Tx in around 43 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Shreveport via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Lafayette via Orlando
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
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 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 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 New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95

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Louisiana is 2 h ahead of California. It is currently 9:59 PM in California and 11:59 PM in Louisiana.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between California to Louisiana is 1903 miles. It takes approximately 30 h 32 min to drive from California to Louisiana.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Book your California to Louisiana train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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The best way to get from California to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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