There are 10 ways to get from New Orleans to California by plane, bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly to San Diego  •  5 h 49 min

  1. MSY - SAN

$164 - $620

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  6 h 37 min

  1. MSY - LAX

$130 - $378

8 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 38 min

  1. MSY - SFO

$198 - $626

Fly to Oakland  •  6 h 38 min

  1. MSY - OAK

$200 - $578

Fly to Long Beach  •  8 h 20 min

  1. MSY - LGB

$224 - $719

Fly to Santa Ana  •  8 h 57 min

  1. MSY - SNA

$216 - $490

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  41 h 14 min

  1. Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...

$151 - $258

Bus Greyhound USA  •  43 h 26 min

$199 - $499

Train  •  46 h 35 min

  1. Sunset Limited

$240 - $750

Drive  •  30 h 32 min

  1. 1902.6 miles

$180 - $270

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Los Angeles via San Antonio, TX, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and 7th / Decatur in around 41 h 14 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Kansas City, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Nashville, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via St. Louis, Oakland
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
28 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Houston, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $330

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Orleans and California is 2757 km. The road distance is 3044 km.

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to California is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 30 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from New Orleans to California is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $160 - $650.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 46 h 35 min.

No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to California. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at 5th / Spring via San Antonio and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from New Orleans to California, including transfers.