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

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Shreveport, La 3810 / ...

$35 - $95

4 alternative options

Bus via Baton Rouge, La  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La 1281 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Shreveport, La 3810 / ...

$44 - $107

Train, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Lafayette Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Shreveport, La 3808 / ...

$60 - $145

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Shreveport 343.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Shreveport (SHV) MSY - SHV

$178 - $602

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Shreveport is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Shreveport is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Shreveport, La. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Shreveport is 282 miles. The road distance is 343.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Shreveport without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 35 min and costs $35 - $95.

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The bus from New Orleans, La to Shreveport, La takes 7 h 35 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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New Orleans to Shreveport 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 Shreveport is to bus which takes 7 h 35 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $600 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Shreveport Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 16 min and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Shreveport bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Shreveport, La station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Shreveport.
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  • Distance: 282.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from New Orleans to Shreveport twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from New Orleans to Shreveport hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Shreveport via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Shreveport via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Shreveport via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Shreveport via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
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 Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
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 Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Lafayette, La to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Shreveport is 344 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to drive from New Orleans to Shreveport.

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

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Book your New Orleans to Shreveport bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Shreveport. Prices start at $46 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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