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

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Recommended option

Fly from Fort Lauderdale  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to New Orleans (MSY) FLL - MSY

$73 - $399

4 alternative options

Bus to Miami, fly  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to New Orleans (MSY) MIA - MSY

$104 - $424

Train, bus  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Lakeland Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Lakeland to Orlando
  3. Take the bus from Orlando to New Orleans

$105 - $193

Bus  •  23 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy to Wpb Itc @ Bay J 1
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Orlando, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Mobile, Al
  4. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$114 - $253

Drive  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans 842.1 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $70 - $400.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and New Orleans is 1063 km. The road distance is 1347 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Broward B/Se 1 A and arriving at New Orleans, La via E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, Fl, Orlando, Fl and Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 16 min.

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What companies run services between Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans via Camino Real/Us1, E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy, Wpb Itc @ Bay J, West Palm Beach, Fl, Orlando, Fl, and Mobile, Al in around 23 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans via Tampa
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Miami to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Lakeland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Lakeland to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Palm Tran
Website
pbcgov.com
Bus from E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy to Wpb Itc @ Bay J
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
pbcgov.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45

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