There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans to Nashville by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Nashville (BNA) MSY - BNA

$148 - $424

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Bus Megabus  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Nashville, TN

$68 - $98

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Nashville, Tn 1156 / ...

$84 - $218

Bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Birmingham, Al
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Nashville, Tn

$75 - $185

Drive  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Nashville 535 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Nashville. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Nashville, Tn via Mobile, Al and Birmingham, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Nashville is 472 miles. The road distance is 535 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Nashville without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from New Orleans to Nashville, including transfers.

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New Orleans to Nashville 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 Nashville is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Nashville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Nashville is 535 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to drive from New Orleans to Nashville.

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Sun Country Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Nashville Airport.

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  • Distance: 472.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and Delta fly from New Orleans to Nashville every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Nashville via Mobile, Al and Birmingham, Al in around 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
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 Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
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 Birmingham, Al to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Mobile, Al to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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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 .

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