There are 4 ways to get from Lafayette to New Orleans by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Baton Rouge, La  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Baton Rouge, La 1258 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La 1596 / ...

$26 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to New Orleans, La 1254 / ...

$19 - $45

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$35 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lafayette to New Orleans 135.4 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Lafayette to New Orleans is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lafayette to New Orleans is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Lafayette and New Orleans is 118 miles. The road distance is 135.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Lafayette to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lafayette, La and arriving at New Orleans, La. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lafayette Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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

You can take a bus from Lafayette to New Orleans via Baton Rouge, La in around 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Lafayette to New Orleans 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette, La to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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 Lafayette, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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