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There are 8 ways to get from Charlotte to New Orleans by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly Charlotte to New Orleans  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to New Orleans (MSY) CLT - MSY

$162 - $379

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$67 - $101

6 alternative options

Fly Charlotte to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  4 h 39 min

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

$238 - $1,313

Fly Concord to New Orleans  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Concord (USA) to New Orleans (MSY) USA - MSY

$166 - $530

Fly Charlotte to Baton Rouge, bus  •  6 h 2 min

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

$175 - $542

Bus Greyhound USA  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1041 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$73 - $187

Train  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$100 - $310

Drive  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to New Orleans 716.4 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to New Orleans is to bus which costs $65 - $110 and takes 15 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to New Orleans is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at New Orleans, La via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 47 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and New Orleans is 653 miles. The road distance is 716.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 25 min and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Charlotte to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Charlotte to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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Charlotte to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Charlotte Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $160 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 14 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $310 and takes 17 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 652.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Charlotte to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to New Orleans via Atlanta, Ga in around 14 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Gulfport/Biloxi
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,700
Flights from Charlotte to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,700
Flights from Charlotte to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Concord to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
17 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 57 min.

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Charlotte 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 Charlotte. It is currently 3:34 AM in Charlotte and 2:34 AM in New Orleans.

Charlotte 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 Charlotte to New Orleans is 716 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 52 min to drive from Charlotte to New Orleans.

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

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Book your Charlotte to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 705+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs $1 - $2.

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