There are 4 ways to get from New Orleans to El Paso by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to El Paso (ELP) MSY - ELP

$174 - $769

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Bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx

$117 - $291

2 alternative options

Train  •  29 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to El Paso Union Depot Sunset Limited

$150 - $450

Drive  •  18 h

  1. Drive from New Orleans to El Paso 1097.3 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to El Paso is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to El Paso is to fly which costs $170 - $800 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to El Paso. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at El Paso, Tx via Houston, Tx and San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at El Paso Union Depot. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 29 h 22 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and El Paso is 986 miles. The road distance is 1097.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to El Paso without a car is to bus which takes 22 h and costs $110 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from New Orleans to El Paso, including transfers.

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

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New Orleans to El Paso 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 El Paso is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $170 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 22 h, you could also train, which costs $150 - $450 and takes 29 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to El Paso.
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  • Distance: 986.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to El Paso hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to El Paso via Houston, Tx and San Antonio, Tx in around 22 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to El Paso via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to El Paso via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
29 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
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 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 San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to El Paso Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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El Paso is 1 h behind New Orleans. It is currently 6:25 PM in New Orleans and 5:25 PM in El Paso.

New Orleans to El Paso train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at El Paso Union Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to El Paso is 1097 miles. It takes approximately 18 h to drive from New Orleans to El Paso.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to El Paso Airport.

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

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There are 119+ hotels available in El Paso. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs $1 - $17.

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