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There are 10 ways to get from New Orleans to Los Angeles by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly to Los Angeles  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Los Angeles (LAX) MSY - LAX

$122 - $352

9 alternative options

Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) MSY - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W

$204 - $708

Fly to Burbank  •  9h 1m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Burbank (BUR) MSY - BUR

$236 - $708

Fly to Long Beach  •  10h 29m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Long Beach (LGB) MSY - LGB

$228 - $712

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  10h 44m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Santa Ana (SNA) MSY - SNA
  2. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station

$216 - $480

Fly to San Diego, train  •  10h 8m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to San Diego (SAN) MSY - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station

$194 - $680

Bus Greyhound USA  •  43h 35m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca

$200 - $289

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  44h 9m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...

$162 - $259

Train  •  46h 35m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station Sunset Limited

$240 - $750

Drive  •  29h 55m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Los Angeles 1903.5 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Los Angeles is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 29h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $120 - $360 and takes 6h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via Houston, Tx and Ft Worth, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 46h 35m.

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The distance between New Orleans and Los Angeles is 1679 miles. The road distance is 1903.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 43h 35m and costs $200 - $290.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from New Orleans to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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New Orleans to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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New Orleans to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles is to fly which takes 6h 46m and costs $120 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $290 and takes 43h 35m, you could also train, which costs $240 - $750 and takes 46h 35m.

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  • Distance: 1678.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 46m

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Houston, Tx and Ft Worth, Tx in around 43h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Jose
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Oakland
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Dallas, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Nashville
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Austin, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Dallas, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via San Diego, Sacramento
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Kansas City, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Dallas, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from New Orleans to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
46h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
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
7h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Houston, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $85
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $190
Flexible
$200 - $290
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
30h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 22m.

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New Orleans to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Los Angeles is 2h behind New Orleans. It is currently 3:25 AM in New Orleans and 1:25 AM in Los Angeles.

New Orleans to Los Angeles train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Los Angeles is 1903 miles. It takes approximately 29h 55m to drive from New Orleans to Los Angeles.

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Spirit Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38m and costs $2.

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