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There are 7 ways to get from Charleston to New Orleans by plane, car or bus

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Fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to New Orleans (MSY) CHS - MSY

$176 - $842

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Bus  •  19 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston to Atlanta, GA Charleston
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$94 - $188

5 alternative options

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  6 h 25 min

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

$192 - $886

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 53 min

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

$209 - $885

Bus Megabus  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$95 - $171

Bus #2  •  19 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La

$97 - $228

Drive  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to New Orleans 745.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Charleston to New Orleans is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston to New Orleans is to fly which costs $170 - $850 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Charleston and arriving at New Orleans, La via Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 31 min.

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The distance between Charleston and New Orleans is 633 miles. The road distance is 745.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Charleston to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 57 min and costs $95 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Charleston to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Charleston to New Orleans bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, depart from Charleston station.

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The best way to get from Charleston to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 59 min and costs $170 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $180 and takes 18 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Charleston Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Charleston to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 632.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Charleston, SC, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Charleston to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleston to New Orleans via Dorchester Rd / Allen, Charleston, SC, Savannah, Savannah, Ga, Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 18 h 57 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Charleston to New Orleans via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Charleston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Charleston to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Charleston to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Charleston to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charleston to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Charleston to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
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New Orleans is 1 h behind Charleston. It is currently 4:24 PM in Charleston and 3:24 PM in New Orleans.

Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to New Orleans is 746 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 41 min to drive from Charleston to New Orleans.

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

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There are 714+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Charleston Airport is to Shuttle Bus which takes 30 min and costs $25.

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