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There are 5 ways to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Houston  •  1h 6m

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

$50 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9h 3m

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

$22 - $70

3 alternative options

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

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

$85 - $437

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 18m

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

$37 - $115

Drive  •  5h 47m

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

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) is to bus which costs $22 - $75 and takes 9h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) is to fly which costs $50 - $270 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY). However, there are services departing from Airmail Rd @ Pallet Rd and arriving at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport via Houston, TX and New Orleans Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 3m.

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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 9h 3m and costs $22 - $75.

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It takes approximately 1h 6m 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 Megabus, 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 1h 6m and costs $50 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $75 and takes 9h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New Orleans, LA station.

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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: 1h 6m

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, Megabus operates a bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) 5 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 6h 20m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Bus operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Rusk St
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 20 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
7h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston Airport (IAH) to New Orleans Airport (MSY) is 350 miles. It takes approximately 5h 47m 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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There are 736+ hotels available in New Orleans Airport (MSY). Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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