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

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Recommended option

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to New Orleans  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to New Orleans (MSY) HOU - MSY

$82 - $448

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

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

$20 - $95

5 alternative options

Fly Houston to New Orleans  •  3 h 34 min

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

$52 - $290

Fly Houston to Baton Rouge, bus  •  4 h 58 min

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

$185 - $553

Bus via Baton Rouge, La  •  6 h 33 min

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

$45 - $108

Train  •  9 h 30 min

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

$60 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Houston to New Orleans 349 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Houston to New Orleans is to bus which costs $20 - $95 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs $80 - $450.

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The distance between Houston and New Orleans is 510 km. The road distance is 558 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Houston to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at New Orleans, La. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. Services depart six times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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

Southwest Airlines flies from Houston to New Orleans every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to New Orleans via Baton Rouge, La in around 6 h 33 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Houston to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
6 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
Greyhound USA
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
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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

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