There are 6 ways to get from New Orleans to Columbia by plane, bus 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 Columbia  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Columbia (CAE) MSY - CAE

$196 - $947

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station to Columbia

$60 - $93

4 alternative options

Fly to Augusta, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Augusta (AGS) MSY - AGS
  2. Take the bus from Augusta to Columbia

$186 - $825

Bus via Mobile, Al  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station to Columbia

$79 - $173

Bus #2  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga 1596
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Columbia

$82 - $171

Drive  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Columbia 680.9 miles

$65 - $100

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from New Orleans to Columbia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Columbia via Mobile, Al, Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, and Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station in around 12 h 58 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Augusta via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Columbia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Augusta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Augusta via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Columbia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Columbia via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Augusta to Columbia
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Columbia
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Mobile, Al to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station to Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Orleans and Columbia is 964 km. The road distance is 1089 km.

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Columbia is to bus which costs $60 - $95 and takes 13 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Columbia is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs $190 - $950.

No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Columbia. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Columbia via Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from New Orleans to Columbia, including transfers.