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

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Fly Detroit to New Orleans  •  3 h 58 min

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

$137 - $370

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Bus  •  27 h 42 min

  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 Baton Rouge  •  6 h

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

$268 - $1,146

Fly Grand Rapids to New Orleans  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to New Orleans (MSY) GRR - MSY

$260 - $1,300

Fly Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge  •  7 h 1 min

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

$291 - $1,266

Fly Grand Rapids to Lafayette  •  7 h 4 min

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

$261 - $1,158

Fly Grand Rapids to Shreveport  •  7 h 6 min

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

$299 - $1,265

Train  •  26 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak 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

Bus, train  •  27 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak 5531
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$151 - $431

Drive  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to New Orleans 1071.3 miles

$100 - $160

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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 27 h 42 min.

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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 train which takes 26 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min 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 3 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 26 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 27 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 34 min.

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

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Louisiana is 1 h behind Michigan. It is currently 5:01 PM in Michigan and 4:01 PM in Louisiana.

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

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  • Distance: 973.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Delta, Spirit Airlines and three 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, and Chicago Union Station in around 26 h 54 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Knoxville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Cleveland, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Louisville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shreveport via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to New Orleans via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
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
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
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 Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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

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