There are 4 ways to get from Fort Polk South to New Orleans by taxi, bus, car, train or plane

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Taxi, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Fort Polk South to Alexandria, La
  2. Take the bus from Alexandria, La to Baton Rouge, La
  3. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$165 - $241

Cheapest option

Drive, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Fort Polk South to Lake Charles Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Lake Charles Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$46 - $119

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Fort Polk South to New Orleans 257.1 miles

$25 - $40

Taxi, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take a taxi from Fort Polk South to Alexandria
  2. Fly from Alexandria (AEX) to New Orleans (MSY) AEX - MSY

$287 - $916

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort Polk South and New Orleans is 203 miles. The road distance is 257.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Polk South to New Orleans without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 6 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Fort Polk South to New Orleans, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Alexandria Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Polk South to New Orleans is 257 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to drive from Fort Polk South to New Orleans.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Alexandria Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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There are 656+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort Polk South to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 202.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

What companies run services between Fort Polk South, LA, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Fort Polk South to New Orleans. However, you can take the taxi to Alexandria, La, take the bus to Baton Rouge, La, then take the bus to New Orleans, La. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Lake Charles Amtrak then take the train to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Alexandria to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Alexandria to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Alexandria to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lake Charles Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Bus operators
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 Alexandria, La to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Other operators
Taxi from Fort Polk South to Alexandria, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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