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

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Bus via Baton Rouge, La  •  3 h 20 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

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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 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lafayette, La and arriving at New Orleans, La. Services depart every two hours, 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. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 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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The best way to get from Lafayette to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $26 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Lafayette to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Lafayette to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Lafayette, La station.

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Lafayette to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Lafayette Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Lafayette to New Orleans is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $26 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Lafayette to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 118.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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 3 h 20 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

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
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

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 Lafayette, La to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Hourly
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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

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Lafayette to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lafayette to New Orleans is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Lafayette to New Orleans.

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