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There are 6 ways to get from Gainesville to New Orleans by plane, bus or car

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Fly Gainesville to New Orleans  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to New Orleans (MSY) GNV - MSY

$202 - $1,118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Tallahassee Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Mobile, Al
  3. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$103 - $191

4 alternative options

Megabus to Orlando, fly to New Orleans  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Gainesville to Orlando
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to New Orleans (MSY) MCO - MSY

$117 - $523

Fly Gainesville to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  6 h 18 min

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

$228 - $1,112

Fly Gainesville to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 53 min

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

$246 - $1,162

Drive  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to New Orleans 534.8 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to New Orleans is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to New Orleans is to fly which costs $200 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and New Orleans is 468 miles. The road distance is 534.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 40 min and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Gainesville to New Orleans, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 56 min and costs $200 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $200 and takes 13 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gainesville Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 42 min and has one stopover.

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Gainesville. It is currently 11:44 PM in Gainesville and 10:44 PM in New Orleans.

Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to New Orleans is 535 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to drive from Gainesville to New Orleans.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Gainesville Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Map of how to get from Gainesville to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 467.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

Delta and American Airlines fly from Gainesville to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gainesville to New Orleans via Tallahassee Downtown, Tallahassee, Fl, and Mobile, Al in around 13 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Gainesville to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Gainesville to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Gainesville to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to New Orleans via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Gainesville to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Gainesville to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Gainesville to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Gainesville to Baton Rouge via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Gainesville to Baton Rouge via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $850
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 Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Tallahassee Downtown
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $55

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There are 680+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Gainesville Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 25 min and costs $2.

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