There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to New Orleans by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 46 min

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

$123 - $369

Cheapest option

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

3 alternative options

Train  •  26 h 2 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, train  •  26 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak 5531
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak City Of New Orleans

$148 - $428

Drive  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to New Orleans 1071.3 miles

$100 - $160

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

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to New Orleans is to fly which costs $120 - $370 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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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.

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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 26 h 2 min.

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The distance between Detroit and New Orleans is 945 miles. The road distance is 1071.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to New Orleans without a car is to train which takes 26 h 2 min and costs $170 - $490.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Detroit to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Detroit to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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

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The best way to get from Detroit to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $120 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $490 and takes 26 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 27 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 945.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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

Delta, Spirit Airlines and three 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 26 h 2 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 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 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 Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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

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