There are 7 ways to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Houston  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to New Orleans (MSY) IAH - MSY

$50 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston

$22 - $70

5 alternative options

Bus to Houston Hobby Apt, fly  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Dallas St
  2. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to New Orleans (MSY) HOU - MSY

$83 - $435

Bus via Milam St @ Preston St  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La 1596 / ...

$37 - $115

Bus via Lafayette, La  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Lafayette, La 1254 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to New Orlns Arpt 3840 / ...

$48 - $118

Train  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$62 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) 349.7 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY). However, there are services departing from Bush Iah Terminal C and arriving at New Orlns Arpt via Houston, Tx and New Orleans, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 27 min.

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The distance between Houston Airport (IAH) and New Orleans Airport (MSY) is 306 miles. The road distance is 349.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to fly from Houston (IAH) to New Orleans (MSY), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) is to fly which takes 1 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 27 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 11 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) is 350 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY).

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Spirit Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Houston Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Map of how to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY).
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  • Distance: 306.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

What companies run services between Houston Airport (IAH), USA and New Orleans Airport (MSY), USA?

United Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 7 h.

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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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 1-800-872-7245
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
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Dallas St
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
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 Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Houston, Tx to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Lafayette, La to New Orlns Arpt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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