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There are 7 ways to get from Galveston to New Orleans by shuttle, plane, bus, train or car

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Shuttle to Houston Hobby Apt, fly to New Orleans  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Galveston, TX to Houston Hobby Airport, TX
  2. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to New Orleans (MSY) HOU - MSY

$136 - $502

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston Amtrak to Houston Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston

$21 - $53

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Bus to Houston, fly to New Orleans  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to New Orleans (MSY) IAH - MSY

$106 - $342

Bus to Houston, fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Baton Rouge (BTR) IAH - BTR
  3. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$239 - $605

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston Amtrak to Houston Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La 1596 / ...

$35 - $95

Bus, train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston Amtrak to Houston Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$60 - $160

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Galveston to New Orleans 369.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Galveston to New Orleans is to bus which costs $21 - $55 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galveston to New Orleans is to shuttle and fly which costs $130 - $500 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galveston to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Galveston Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans, LA via Preston St @ Artesian Pl and Houston, TX. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Galveston and New Orleans is 289 miles. The road distance is 369.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Galveston to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs $21 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Galveston to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Galveston to New Orleans bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Galveston Amtrak station.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Galveston to New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New Orleans, LA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galveston to New Orleans is 369 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Galveston to New Orleans.

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Map of how to get from Galveston to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 288.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

What companies run services between Galveston, TX, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

You can take a bus from Galveston to New Orleans via Houston Amtrak, Preston St @ Artesian Pl, Pierce St @ Main St, and Houston, TX in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Houston to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
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 Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Shuttle from Galveston, TX to Houston Hobby Airport, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com
Bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.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.

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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 Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galveston Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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There are 705+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Galveston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h and costs $55.

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