There are 7 ways to get from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Crescent

$50 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al 9708

$45 - $105

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Bus, night bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al 1596 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Mobile, AL to Tuscaloosa 101

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa 292.8 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional, drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional (GTR) MSY - GTR
  2. Drive from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to Tuscaloosa

$186 - $976

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Birmingham (BHM) MSY - BHM
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to Tuscaloosa Amtrak

$168 - $819

Fly to Atlanta, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Atlanta (ATL) MSY - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al

$116 - $487

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa is to drive which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $28 - $45.

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The distance between New Orleans and Tuscaloosa is 433 km. The road distance is 469 km.

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The train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Tuscaloosa Amtrak takes 5 h 44 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Tuscaloosa, Al via Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak and arriving at Tuscaloosa Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa via Mobile, Al in around 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Tampa
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Tuscaloosa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to Tuscaloosa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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 Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Capital Trailways
Website
capitaltrailways.com
Night bus from Mobile, AL to Tuscaloosa
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
capitaltrailways.com

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