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There are 3 ways to get from New Orleans to Dauphin Island by bus, car or car ferry

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Bus Greyhound USA, drive, car ferry  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
  2. Drive from Mobile, Al to Fort Morgan
  3. Take the car ferry from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island

$43 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus, drive, car ferry  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Mobile, AL
  2. Drive from Mobile, AL to Fort Morgan
  3. Take the car ferry from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island

$39 - $52

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Dauphin Island 148.8 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Dauphin Island is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Dauphin Island is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 43m.

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The distance between New Orleans and Dauphin Island is 120 miles. The road distance is 148.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from New Orleans to Dauphin Island, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Dauphin Island is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from New Orleans to Dauphin Island.

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There are 719+ hotels available in Dauphin Island. Prices start at $150 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Dauphin Island.
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  • Distance: 119.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Dauphin Island, AL, USA?

There is no direct connection from New Orleans to Dauphin Island. However, you can take the bus to Mobile, Al, take the drive to Fort Morgan, take the car ferry to Dauphin Island, then take the drive to Dauphin Island. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Mobile, AL, take the drive to Fort Morgan, take the car ferry to Dauphin Island, then take the drive to Dauphin Island.

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 New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from New Orleans to Mobile
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Ferry operators
HMS Ferries Mobile Bay
Website
mobilebayferry.com
Car ferry from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
mobilebayferry.com

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