There are 6 ways to get from Memphis to New Orleans by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$65 - $180

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Bus  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Baton Rouge, La 1209
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La 1596 / ...

$56 - $136

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Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to New Orleans 397.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to New Orleans (MSY) MEM - MSY

$143 - $459

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 13 min

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

$236 - $1,062

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  6 h 18 min

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

$219 - $1,113

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Memphis to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Memphis, Tn and arriving at New Orleans, La via Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Memphis Central Station station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 7 min.

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The distance between Memphis and New Orleans is 361 miles. The road distance is 397.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Memphis to New Orleans without a car is to train which takes 9 h 7 min and costs .

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The train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal takes 9 h 7 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Memphis to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Memphis Central Station.

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The best way to get from Memphis to New Orleans is to train which takes 9 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 8 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 48 min.

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There is no direct flight from Memphis Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 361 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 7 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Memphis to New Orleans once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 9 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Memphis to New Orleans via Baton Rouge, La in around 10 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
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 Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $390
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 Memphis, Tn to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
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

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Memphis 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 Memphis to New Orleans is 397 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to drive from Memphis to New Orleans.

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Memphis Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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There are 656+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Memphis Airport is to line 280 bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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