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

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Tram to Dallas, fly to New Orleans  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the tram from West End Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to New Orleans (MSY) DAL - MSY

$117 - $873

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Bus Megabus  •  11 h 20 min

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

$44 - $85

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans  •  4 h 16 min

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

$89 - $320

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Baton Rouge (BTR) DFW - BTR
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$197 - $913

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Shreveport, La 1530 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to New Orleans, La 3807 / ...

$59 - $151

Bus, train  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx 6491 / ...
  2. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$89 - $228

Train  •  26 h 20 min

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

$140 - $381

Drive  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Dallas to New Orleans 523.9 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Dallas to New Orleans is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to New Orleans is to tram and fly which costs $110 - $900 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dallas to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Dallas/Forth Worth and arriving at New Orleans, LA via Houston, TX. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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

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The distance between Dallas and New Orleans is 445 miles. The road distance is 523.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 20 min and costs $40 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Dallas to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Dallas to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Dallas, Tx station.

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Dallas to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Dallas Union Station.

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The best way to get from Dallas to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $85 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 11 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $140 - $390 and takes 26 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Dallas to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 445.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Dallas, TX, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Dallas to New Orleans every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dallas to New Orleans via Houston, TX in around 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Phone
214-979-1111
Website
dart.org
Tram from West End Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
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 Houston Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Train from Dallas Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $340
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
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 Dallas, Tx to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Shreveport, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Dallas/Forth Worth to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Book at
megabus.com

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

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

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Dallas 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 Dallas to New Orleans is 524 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to drive from Dallas to New Orleans.

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

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There are 727+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 50 min and costs $3.

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