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

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Fly  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Seattle (SEA) MSY - SEA

$153 - $281

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Train  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle King Street Station Empire Builder

$395 - $1,205

Bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Seattle, Wa

$292 - $751

Drive  •  42 h 25 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Seattle 2735.5 miles

$260 - $390

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Seattle. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Seattle, Wa via Houston, Tx, San Antonio, Tx and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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No, there is no direct train from New Orleans to Seattle station. However, there are services departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Seattle King Street Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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The distance between New Orleans and Seattle is 2111 miles. The road distance is 2735.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Seattle without a car is to train which takes 2 days 18 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from New Orleans to Seattle, including transfers.

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

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New Orleans to Seattle 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 Seattle is to fly which takes 7 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 18 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 19 h.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 14 min.

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New Orleans to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Seattle, Wa station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 2110.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and five other airlines fly from New Orleans to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New Orleans to Seattle via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 18 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Seattle via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Seattle via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New Orleans to Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Seattle via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
46 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
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 New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
27 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $280

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Seattle is 2 h behind New Orleans. It is currently 3:55 PM in New Orleans and 1:55 PM in Seattle.

New Orleans to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Seattle is 2735 miles. It takes approximately 42 h 25 min to drive from New Orleans to Seattle.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Seattle Airport.

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Book your New Orleans to Seattle bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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There are 687+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $105 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 .

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