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

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Fly New Orleans to Asheville  •  6h 53m

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

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Bus  •  13h 57m

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

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Fly New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg, bus  •  7h 23m

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

Bus to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly to Asheville  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Biloxi
  2. Fly from Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) to Asheville (AVL) GPT - AVL

Fly New Orleans to Charlotte, bus  •  8h 14m

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

Bus via Atlanta  •  14h 8m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Atlanta
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta - Peachtree St to Greenville
  3. Take the bus from Greenville to Asheville

Train, bus  •  21h 30m

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

Drive  •  11h 21m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Asheville 669.9 miles

New Orleans to Asheville by train, taxi and bus

The journey time between New Orleans and Asheville is around 21h 30m and covers a distance of around 913 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Amtrak and Greyhound USA, the New Orleans to Asheville service departs from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arrives in Asheville. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
21h 30m Average Duration
$111 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Asheville is 800-232-4636.

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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 which takes 6h 53m and costs $160 - $370.

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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 13h 57m and costs $110 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from New Orleans to Asheville, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Asheville is to fly which takes 6h 53m and costs $160 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $180 and takes 13h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Asheville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 46m and has one stopover.

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Asheville is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 2:33 AM in New Orleans and 3:33 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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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Asheville Airport.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Asheville.
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  • Distance: 588.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 53m

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

American Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from New Orleans to Asheville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Asheville via Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station, Atlanta Downtown, Greenville, and Greenville in around 13h 57m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Asheville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Charlotte via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from New Orleans to Greenville/Spartanburg via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Amtrak
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
$13 - $26
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Child 2-15
$13 - $22
Senior
$17 - $24
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 Biloxi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Bus from Charlotte to Asheville
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $60
Hickory Hop
Website
hickoryhop.com
Bus from Charlotte Airport to Asheville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $110
Schedules at
hickoryhop.com
Child 12 and under accompanied by parent
$0
Adult
$90 - $105
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
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
$65 - $75
Book at
megabus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Atlanta Downtown to Greenville
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$18 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$13 - $19
Eagle Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Atlanta - Peachtree St to Greenville
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Book at
gotobus.com

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