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

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Fly  •  5 h 26 min

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

$123 - $369

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 h 35 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  •  25 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 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 to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 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 5 h 26 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 28 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit station to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak Station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 41 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 25 h 41 min and costs $170 - $490.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 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, arrive at Detroit Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 26 min and costs $120 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $490 and takes 25 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 28 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 945.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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

Spirit Airlines, Delta 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 in around 25 h 41 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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 Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
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 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Twice daily
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 48 min.

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

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 10:37 PM in Detroit and 9:37 PM in New Orleans.

Detroit 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 Detroit to New Orleans is 1071 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 48 min to drive from Detroit to New Orleans.

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Spirit Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Book your Detroit to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 721+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs $2.

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