There are 6 ways to get from New Orleans to Little Rock by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Little Rock (LIT) MSY - LIT

$166 - $381

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Bus via Shreveport, La  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Shreveport, La
  2. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to Texarkana, Ar
  3. Take the bus from Texarkana, Ar to Little Rock, Ar

$73 - $176

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Train, bus  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Memphis Central Station City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Little Rock, Ar 1511 / ...

$92 - $227

Train, bus via American Way Transit Center  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Memphis Central Station City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the bus from Memphis to Little Rock

$82 - $200

Bus  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Memphis, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Little Rock, Ar

$73 - $187

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Little Rock 446.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Little Rock is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Little Rock is to fly which costs $160 - $390 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Little Rock. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Little Rock, Ar via Shreveport, La and Texarkana, Ar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 51 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Little Rock is 357 miles. The road distance is 446.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Little Rock without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 16 min and costs $90 - $230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from New Orleans to Little Rock, including transfers.

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New Orleans to Little Rock bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Little Rock is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs $160 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 12 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Little Rock Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Little Rock bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Little Rock, Ar station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Little Rock.
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  • Distance: 357.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Little Rock, AR, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to Little Rock hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Little Rock via Shreveport, La and Texarkana, Ar in around 12 h 51 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Little Rock via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $390
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 Memphis, Tn to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from New Orleans, La to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Shreveport, La to Texarkana, Ar
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Texarkana, Ar to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Little Rock is 447 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to drive from New Orleans to Little Rock.

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American Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Little Rock Airport.

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Book your New Orleans to Little Rock bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Little Rock. Prices start at $51 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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