There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to New Orleans by plane, train, bus 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 from Chicago Midway  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New Orleans (MSY) MDW - MSY

$143 - $571

Cheapest option

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New Orleans (MSY) ORD - MSY

$83 - $362

3 alternative options

Train  •  19 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak City Of New Orleans

$120 - $360

Bus  •  25 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga 1151
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563

$115 - $293

Drive  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to New Orleans 930.4 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to New Orleans is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $140 - $600.

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The distance between Chicago and New Orleans is 1344 km. The road distance is 1489 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Chicago to New Orleans, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at New Orleans, La via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 42 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to New Orleans once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $360 and the journey takes 19 h 42 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to New Orleans via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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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