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

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Tram to Dallas, fly to New Orleans  •  4h 3m

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

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans  •  4h 58m

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

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge, night bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Baton Rouge (BTR) DFW - BTR
  2. Take the night bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

Bus  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx - 801, Sth Riverfront Blvd to Houston, TX Dallas
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston

Bus, train  •  13h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas to Jackson "Greyhound"
  2. Take the train from Jackson to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

Bus via Austin  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas to Austin
  2. Take the bus from Austin Downtown to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 2211

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

Drive  •  8h 24m

  1. Drive from Dallas to New Orleans 523.8 miles
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The most affordable way to get from Dallas to New Orleans is to drive, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to New Orleans is to tram and fly which costs $200 - $950 and takes 4h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dallas to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Dallas, Tx - 801, Sth Riverfront Blvd and arriving at New Orleans, LA via Houston, TX. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dallas to New Orleans. 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 New Orleans is 445 miles. The road distance is 523.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 11h 25m and costs $80 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Dallas to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Dallas to New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Dallas, Tx - 801, Sth Riverfront Blvd station.

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

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The best way to get from Dallas to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4h 58m and costs $60 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $110 and takes 11h 25m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 26h 20m.

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  • Distance: 445.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

American Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines fly from Dallas to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dallas to New Orleans via Houston, TX in around 11h 25m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Dallas to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Dallas to New Orleans via Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans via Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
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
$1 - $3
More information at
dart.org
AM/PM Passes - Reduced
$2
AM/PM Passes - Local
$3
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Jackson to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Amtrak
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
Website
Amtrak
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
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$14 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$9 - $13
Bus from Austin Downtown to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$40 - $70
Adult Advance Purchase
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Dallas, Tx - 801, Sth Riverfront Blvd to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $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 Jackson
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
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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 New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, 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 8h 24m 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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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 51 min and costs $1 - $3.

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