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

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Fly to Boston  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Boston (BOS) MSY - BOS

$73 - $328

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Fly to Manchester, bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Manchester (MHT) MSY - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$129 - $410

Fly to Providence, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Providence (PVD) MSY - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains

$75 - $384

Bus via New York  •  31h 31m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to New York - 45 Allen St
  3. Take the bus from New York to Boston South Buses

$97 - $136

Bus  •  33h 32m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New York, Ny
  3. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses

$164 - $230

Train  •  34h 19m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to New York Penn Station Crescent
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$167 - $313

Drive  •  25h 41m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Boston 1525.6 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Boston is to bus via New York which costs $95 - $140 and takes 31h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Boston is to fly which costs $70 - $330 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Boston. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Boston South Buses via Atlanta, Ga and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from New Orleans to Boston station. However, there are services departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Boston South Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 19m.

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The distance between New Orleans and Boston is 1366 miles. The road distance is 1525.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Boston without a car is to bus via New York which takes 31h 31m and costs $95 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from New Orleans to Boston, including transfers.

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

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New Orleans to Boston 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 Boston is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs $70 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 31h 31m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $320 and takes 34h 19m.

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  • Distance: 1366.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from New Orleans to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Boston via Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station, Civic Center Station, Garnett Station, Atlanta, GA, New York - 45 Allen St, and New York in around 31h 31m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Manchester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from New Orleans to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from New Orleans to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New Orleans to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
29h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Premium
$380 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Seat
$290 - $410
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.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
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Book at
megabus.com
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to New York - 45 Allen St
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
gotobus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
luckystarbus.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, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $120
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $190
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 28m.

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New Orleans to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Boston is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 8:45 AM in New Orleans and 9:45 AM in Boston.

New Orleans to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Boston is 1526 miles. It takes approximately 25h 41m to drive from New Orleans to Boston.

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JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, Delta and three other airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Boston Airport.

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Book your New Orleans to Boston bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Boston. 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 bus which takes 31 min and costs $1 - $2.

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