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There are 6 ways to get from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Houston  •  1h 12m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Houston (IAH) MSY - IAH

$50 - $270

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Bus Megabus  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX New Orleans

$23 - $69

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Fly to Houston Hobby Apt, line 102 bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) MSY - HOU
  2. Take the line 102 bus from Travis St @ Texas Ave to Bush Iah Terminal C

$90 - $437

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx 1281 / ...

$37 - $70

Train, bus  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Lafayette Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Houston, Tx 1563 / ...

$64 - $135

Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) 350.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) is to fly which costs $50 - $270 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH). However, there are services departing from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and arriving at Bush Iah Terminal C via New Orleans, La and Travis St @ Preston St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 19m.

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The distance between New Orleans Airport (MSY) and Houston Airport (IAH) is 306 miles. The road distance is 350.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) without a car is to bus which takes 9h 19m and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Houston (IAH), including transfers and time at the airport.

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New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) is to fly which takes 1h 12m and costs $50 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 9h 19m.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Houston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 12m.

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New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Houston, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH).
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  • Distance: 306.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between New Orleans Airport (MSY), USA and Houston Airport (IAH), USA?

United Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 7h 5m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Houston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Houston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Travis St @ Texas Ave to Bush Iah Terminal C
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
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 New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Lafayette, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH) is 350 miles. It takes approximately 5h 49m to drive from New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Houston Airport (IAH).

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Spirit Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Houston Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Houston Airport (IAH). Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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