There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans to Fort Polk South by train, car, bus, taxi or plane

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

Train, drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Drive from Lake Charles Amtrak to Fort Polk South

$50 - $116

4 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Alexandria, La
  3. Take a taxi from Alexandria, La to Fort Polk South

$163 - $242

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Fort Polk South 271.3 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Alexandria, taxi  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Alexandria (AEX) MSY - AEX
  2. Take a taxi from Alexandria to Fort Polk South

$259 - $817

Fly to Lake Charles, drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Lake Charles (LCH) MSY - LCH
  2. Drive from Lake Charles to Fort Polk South

$96 - $368

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Fort Polk South, LA, USA?

There is no direct connection from New Orleans to Fort Polk South. However, you can take the train to Lake Charles Amtrak then take the drive to Fort Polk South. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Baton Rouge, La, take the bus to Alexandria, La, then take the taxi to Fort Polk South.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Alexandria via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Alexandria via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Alexandria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to Alexandria, La
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Other operators
Taxi from Alexandria, La to Fort Polk South
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Orleans and Fort Polk South is 325 km. The road distance is 434 km.

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Fort Polk South is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Fort Polk South is to drive which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $26 - $40.

It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from New Orleans to Fort Polk South, including transfers.