There are 7 ways to get from Detroit to New Orleans by plane, bus, car or train

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 to New Orleans  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to New Orleans (MSY) DTW - MSY

$130 - $369

Cheapest option

Bus via Civic Center Station  •  28 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga 1105
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$115 - $252

5 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  8 h 15 min

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

$266 - $1,162

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  7 h 20 min

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

$249 - $1,213

Train  •  25 h 26 min

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

$171 - $488

Bus  •  27 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga 1105
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563

$122 - $309

Drive  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to New Orleans 1071.3 miles

$100 - $160

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Spirit Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from Detroit to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 25 h 26 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Knoxville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Columbus, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Greenville/Spartanburg, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dayton, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Evansville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 27 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
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Detroit to New Orleans?

The distance between Detroit and New Orleans is 1513 km. The road distance is 1714 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Detroit to New Orleans?

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to New Orleans is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Detroit to New Orleans?

The quickest way to get from Detroit to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 8 min and costs $130 - $370.

Is there a direct train between Detroit and New Orleans?

No, there is no direct train from Detroit to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 26 min.

Is there a direct bus between Detroit and New Orleans?

No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at New Orleans, La via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 47 min.

How long does it take to get from Detroit to New Orleans?

It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Detroit to New Orleans, including transfers.