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There are 8 ways to get from Louisiana to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly New Orleans to Reagan Washington  •  2h 52m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MSY - DCA

$71 - $604

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Fly New Orleans to Baltimore, train  •  3h 44m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Baltimore (BWI) MSY - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$45 - $408

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Fly New Orleans to Washington Dulles  •  3h 27m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MSY - IAD

$104 - $199

Fly Shreveport to Reagan Washington  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Shreveport (SHV) to Reagan Washington (DCA) SHV - DCA

$157 - $832

Fly Lake Charles to Reagan Washington  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Lake Charles (LCH) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LCH - DCA

$273 - $1,216

Bus  •  23h 39m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc

$124 - $175

Train  •  25h 53m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station Crescent

$110 - $160

Drive  •  18h 4m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Washington 1091.4 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Louisiana to Washington is to fly which costs $70 - $650 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Louisiana to Washington is to fly which costs $70 - $650 and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Louisiana to Washington. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Washington, Dc via Atlanta, Ga and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25h 53m.

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The distance between Louisiana and Washington is 1017 miles. The road distance is 1091.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Louisiana to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 23h 39m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Louisiana to Washington, including transfers.

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

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Louisiana to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Louisiana to Washington is to fly which takes 2h 52m and costs $70 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 23h 39m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 25h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Louisiana to Washington.
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  • Distance: 1017.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between Louisiana, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kenner to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Washington via Atlanta, Ga and Richmond, Va in around 23h 39m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Shreveport to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Shreveport to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Shreveport to Reagan Washington via Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lake Charles to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Lake Charles to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Huntsville
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Lake Charles to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Lake Charles to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Nashville
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Flights from Shreveport to Reagan Washington via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Lake Charles to Reagan Washington via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Shreveport to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $300
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
25h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $490
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Seat
$250 - $350
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 New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $120
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $130
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Louisiana to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Washington is 1h ahead of Louisiana. It is currently 3:37 PM in Louisiana and 4:37 PM in Washington.

Louisiana to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Louisiana to Washington is 1091 miles. It takes approximately 18h 4m to drive from Louisiana to Washington.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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Book your Louisiana to Washington train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Louisiana to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 865+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Louisiana to Shreveport Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $24 - $30.

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