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

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Recommended option

Fly to Austin  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Austin (AUS) MSY - AUS

$142 - $621

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX New Orleans
  2. Take the Megabus from Houston, TX Pierce St to Austin

$35 - $74

5 alternative options

Fly to San Antonio, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to San Antonio (SAT) MSY - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$148 - $424

Fly to Killeen, drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Killeen (GRK) MSY - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$148 - $727

Bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx

$65 - $157

Train  •  18 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to Austin Amtrak Texas Eagle

$112 - $292

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Austin 511.2 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Austin is to bus and Megabus which costs $35 - $75 and takes 10 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Austin is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Austin. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Austin, Tx via Baton Rouge, La and Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Orleans to Austin. However, there are services departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Austin Amtrak via San Antonio Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 28 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Austin is 461 miles. The road distance is 511.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 12 min and costs $65 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from New Orleans to Austin, including transfers.

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

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New Orleans to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Austin is to fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $140 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $160 and takes 10 h 12 min, you could also train, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 18 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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New Orleans to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Austin, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Austin.
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  • Distance: 461.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Austin via Baton Rouge, La and Houston, Tx in around 10 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Austin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to San Antonio via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to San Antonio via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from New Orleans to Austin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from New Orleans to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Austin Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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 Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX Pierce St to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Book at
megabus.com

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