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

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Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 7 min

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

$65 - $180

Cheapest option

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

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to New Orleans 397.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to New Orleans  •  6 h 8 min

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

$143 - $459

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 31 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 53 min

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

$219 - $1,113

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to New Orleans is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to New Orleans is to fly which costs $140 - $460 and takes 6 h 8 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 train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak takes 9 h 7 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 7 min.

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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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to New Orleans via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 Amtrak
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
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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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