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

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Train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Memphis Central Station City Of New Orleans

$65 - $180

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Bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La 1281 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Memphis, Tn 1212

$54 - $142

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Memphis 396.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Memphis (MEM) MSY - MEM

$144 - $459

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Memphis is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Memphis is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Memphis is 361 miles. The road distance is 396.6 miles.

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The train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Memphis Central Station takes 8 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Memphis. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Memphis, Tn via Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak and arriving at Memphis Central Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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  • Distance: 361 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Memphis, TN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from New Orleans to Memphis once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Memphis via Baton Rouge, La in around 10 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak 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
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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 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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