There are 8 ways to get from Milwaukee to New Orleans by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Milwaukee to New Orleans  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to New Orleans (MSY) MKE - MSY

$213 - $969

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to New Orleans (MSY) ORD - MSY

$102 - $390

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Train to Chicago Midway, fly to New Orleans  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New Orleans (MSY) MDW - MSY

$171 - $630

Fly Milwaukee to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 48 min

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

$246 - $1,062

Fly Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  7 h 30 min

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

$229 - $1,113

Train  •  22 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$148 - $419

Bus  •  27 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La

$130 - $334

Drive  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to New Orleans 1021.9 miles

$100 - $150

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at New Orleans, La via Chicago, Il and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 11 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and New Orleans is 917 miles. The road distance is 1021.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to New Orleans without a car is to train which takes 22 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Milwaukee to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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Milwaukee to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 22 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 27 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 917.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Milwaukee to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Chicago Union Station in around 22 h 11 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to Baton Rouge via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Milwaukee to Gulfport/Biloxi via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
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
Coach USA
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 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
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
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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Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee to New Orleans is 1022 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 40 min to drive from Milwaukee to New Orleans.

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

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Book your Milwaukee to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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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 Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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