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There are 7 ways to get from New Orleans to Asheville by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Asheville  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Asheville (AVL) MSY - AVL

$47 - $382

6 alternative options

Fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, bus  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) MSY - GSP
  2. Take the bus from Greenville to Asheville

$90 - $461

Fly to Charlotte, bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Charlotte (CLT) MSY - CLT
  2. Take the bus from Charlotte Airport to Asheville

$132 - $612

Bus  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Greenville, SC
  3. Take the bus from Greenville to Asheville

$96 - $142

Bus via Columbia  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Atlanta
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Columbia
  3. Take the bus from Columbia to Asheville

$108 - $160

Train, bus  •  23h 33m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Charlotte Amtrak Station Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Charlotte Airport to Asheville

$173 - $343

Drive  •  11h 21m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Asheville 669.9 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Asheville is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from New Orleans to Asheville is to fly and bus which takes 6h 27m and costs $90 - $470.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Asheville. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Asheville via Atlanta, GA and Columbia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h.

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The distance between New Orleans and Asheville is 589 miles. The road distance is 669.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Asheville without a car is to bus which takes 14h 7m and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from New Orleans to Asheville, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Asheville is to fly which takes 6h 35m and costs $45 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 14h 7m.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Asheville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 26m and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Asheville bus services, operated by Southeastern Stages, arrive at Asheville station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Asheville.
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  • Distance: 588.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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

Delta, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from New Orleans to Asheville every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Asheville via Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station, Civic Center Station, Doraville Station, Doraville Station, Buford Hwy Ne @ Longmire Way, Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Greenville in around 14h 7m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Flights from New Orleans to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Charlotte via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from New Orleans to Charlotte via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
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 Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Southeastern Stages
Phone
+1 404-591-2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Greenville to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Columbia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia to Asheville
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Hickory Hop
Website
hickoryhop.com
Bus from Charlotte Airport to Asheville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Schedules at
hickoryhop.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Book at
megabus.com
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Greenville, SC
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$31 - $34
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
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 to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $130

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Asheville is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 5:00 AM in New Orleans and 6:00 AM in Asheville.

Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Asheville is 670 miles. It takes approximately 11h 21m to drive from New Orleans to Asheville.

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

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There are 188+ hotels available in Asheville. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to line 202 bus which takes 40 min and costs $2.

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