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There are 10 ways to get from Michigan to Louisiana by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Detroit to New Orleans  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to New Orleans (MSY) DTW - MSY

$137 - $370

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Bus  •  28h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga 1105
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$122 - $309

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Fly Detroit to Lafayette  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Lafayette (LFT) DTW - LFT

$247 - $1,133

Fly Detroit to Baton Rouge  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Baton Rouge (BTR) DTW - BTR

$268 - $1,146

Fly Grand Rapids to Lafayette  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Lafayette (LFT) GRR - LFT

$261 - $1,158

Fly Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Baton Rouge (BTR) GRR - BTR

$291 - $1,266

Fly Grand Rapids to Shreveport  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Shreveport (SHV) GRR - SHV

$299 - $1,265

Bus, train  •  26h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station Toronto
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$150 - $430

Train  •  26h 53m

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$172 - $492

Drive  •  17h 48m

  1. Drive from Detroit to New Orleans 1071.3 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Michigan to Louisiana is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan to Louisiana is to fly which costs $130 - $370 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Michigan to Louisiana. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at New Orleans, La via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 35m.

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The distance between Michigan and Louisiana is 973 miles. The road distance is 1071.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Michigan to Louisiana without a car is to bus and train which takes 26h 41m and costs $150 - $430.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Michigan to Louisiana, including transfers.

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Michigan to Louisiana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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The best way to get from Michigan to Louisiana is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs $130 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $500 and takes 26h 53m, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 28h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 38m.

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

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Map of how to get from Michigan to Louisiana.
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  • Distance: 973.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Michigan, USA and Louisiana, USA?

Delta, Spirit Airlines and four other airlines fly from Livonia to Kenner hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to New Orleans via Woodward & Baltimore Nb, Detroit Amtrak Station, and Chicago Union Station in around 26h 53m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Lafayette via Evansville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Lafayette via Knoxville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Lafayette via Columbus, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Lafayette via Charlotte, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Knoxville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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Louisiana is 1h behind Michigan. It is currently 4:23 PM in Michigan and 3:23 PM in Louisiana.

Yes, the driving distance between Michigan to Louisiana is 1071 miles. It takes approximately 17h 48m to drive from Michigan to Louisiana.

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Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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