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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 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  •  7 h 4 min

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

$143 - $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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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 and arriving at Memphis Central Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 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 best way to get from New Orleans to Memphis without a car is to train which takes 8 h 35 min and costs $65 - $180.

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

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

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New Orleans to Memphis 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 Memphis is to train which takes 8 h 35 min and costs $65 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $150 and takes 10 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $460 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Memphis.
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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 twice 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 Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Hourly
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Memphis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Memphis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Memphis, Tn station.

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New Orleans to Memphis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Memphis Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Memphis is 397 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to drive from New Orleans to Memphis.

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

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Book your New Orleans to Memphis bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 196+ hotels available in Memphis. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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