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

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Fly to New Orleans  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to New Orleans (MSY) TYS - MSY

$258 - $684

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Bus Megabus  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga 1109 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$69 - $125

5 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  5 h 45 min

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

$261 - $1,027

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  5 h 1 min

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

$244 - $1,028

Bus  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga 1109 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$71 - $182

Bus, train  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
  3. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

$101 - $272

Drive  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Knoxville to New Orleans 602.5 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Knoxville to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Knoxville, Tn and arriving at New Orleans, La via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 57 min.

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The distance between Knoxville and New Orleans is 550 miles. The road distance is 602.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Knoxville to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Knoxville to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Knoxville, Tn station.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Knoxville Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 22 min and has one stopover.

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Knoxville to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Knoxville. It is currently 3:10 AM in Knoxville and 2:10 AM in New Orleans.

Yes, the driving distance between Knoxville to New Orleans is 603 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 2 min to drive from Knoxville to New Orleans.

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  • Distance: 550.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Knoxville, TN, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Knoxville to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Knoxville to New Orleans via Atlanta, Ga in around 13 h 57 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Knoxville to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Knoxville to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Knoxville to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Knoxville to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Knoxville to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Knoxville to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Knoxville to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Knoxville to New Orleans via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Knoxville to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Knoxville to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Knoxville to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Knoxville to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Knoxville to Gulfport/Biloxi via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Knoxville to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Knoxville to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Knoxville to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Knoxville to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Knoxville to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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 Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
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
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Knoxville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Knoxville Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Book your Knoxville to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to Knoxville Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs .

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