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There are 12 ways to get from Dallas to Louisiana by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Dallas to New Orleans  •  2h 51m

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to New Orleans (MSY) DAL - MSY

$226 - $506

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Bus  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas/Forth Worth to Houston, TX Dallas
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston

$46 - $98

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Shreveport  •  3h 34m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Shreveport (SHV) DFW - SHV

$265 - $390

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to New Orleans (MSY) DFW - MSY

$58 - $183

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lafayette  •  3h 47m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Lafayette (LFT) DFW - LFT

$204 - $386

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Baton Rouge (BTR) DFW - BTR

$166 - $502

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lake Charles  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Lake Charles (LCH) DFW - LCH

$174 - $566

Bus via Dallas  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas to Houston "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Houston to New Orleans "Greyhound"

$70 - $96

Bus, train  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas to Jackson Amtrak Station Dallas / ...
  2. Take the train from Jackson to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$80 - $112

Train  •  26h 20m

  1. Take the train from Dallas to San Antonio Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$111 - $159

Bus, night bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas/Forth Worth to Houston, TX Dallas
  2. Take the night bus from Houston Downtown to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal N2210

Drive  •  8h 24m

  1. Drive from Dallas to New Orleans 523.8 miles

$50 - $75

Dallas to Louisiana by bus

The bus journey time between Dallas and Louisiana is around 22h 55m and covers a distance of around 594 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 22h 55m. Operated by Megabus, the Dallas to Louisiana bus service departs from Dallas/Forth Worth and arrives in New Orleans, LA. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
22h 55m
Fastest bus time:
22h 55m
Bus distance:
594 miles
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$46
Carbon emissions:
118 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:25
Last bus departs at:
18:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dallas to Louisiana bus schedules

Dallas → Louisiana
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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Louisiana is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Louisiana is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Louisiana is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 4 Aug 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Dallas to Louisiana is to drive, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to Louisiana is to fly which costs $220 - $550 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dallas to Louisiana. However, there are services departing from Dallas/Forth Worth and arriving at New Orleans, LA via Houston, TX. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dallas to Louisiana. However, there are services departing from Dallas and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via San Antonio Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 20m.

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The distance between Dallas and Louisiana is 313 miles. The road distance is 523.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Louisiana without a car is to bus which takes 11h 10m and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Dallas to Louisiana, including transfers.

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Dallas to Louisiana bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Dallas/Forth Worth station.

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Dallas to Louisiana train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Dallas station.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Louisiana is to fly which takes 2h 51m and costs $220 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $100 and takes 11h 10m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 26h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Dallas to Louisiana.
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  • Distance: 313 miles
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Dallas, TX, USA and Louisiana, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Dallas to Kenner every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dallas to New Orleans via Houston, TX in around 11h 10m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Shreveport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $490
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lake Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Dallas to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Dallas to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Dallas to New Orleans via Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $390
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
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 Jackson to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Train from Dallas to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Dallas/Forth Worth to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
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 Dallas to Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Dallas to Jackson
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Dallas to Jackson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Houston Downtown to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Dallas to Louisiana bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New Orleans, LA station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dallas to Louisiana is 524 miles. It takes approximately 8h 24m to drive from Dallas to Louisiana.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Dallas Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Louisiana. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 51 min and costs $3.

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