There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans to Alexandria by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La 1281 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Alexandria, La 3808 / ...

$42 - $94

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Train, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Alexandria, La 3808 / ...

$59 - $127

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Alexandria 218.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly from New Orleans  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Alexandria (AEX) MSY - AEX

$154 - $696

Bus to Baton Rouge, fly  •  6 h 18 min

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

$216 - $884

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Alexandria is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Alexandria is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Alexandria is 170 miles. The road distance is 218.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from New Orleans to Alexandria, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Alexandria via Baton Rouge, La and Alexandria, La in around 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from New Orleans to Alexandria hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Alexandria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baton Rouge to Alexandria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Alexandria via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Baton Rouge to Alexandria via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Alexandria via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Baton Rouge to Alexandria via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
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
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 Baton Rouge, 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 Baton Rouge, La to Alexandria, La
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Lafayette, La to Alexandria, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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