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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MSY - DCA

$124 - $491

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the Megabus from Atlanta GA to Washington

$104 - $153

5 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MSY - IAD

$150 - $625

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Baltimore (BWI) MSY - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$176 - $582

Bus  •  22 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc

$115 - $298

Train  •  25 h 53 min

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

$150 - $440

Drive  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Washington 1091.3 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Washington is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Washington is to fly which costs $120 - $500 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Washington is 970 miles. The road distance is 1091.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from New Orleans to Washington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Washington. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Washington, Dc via Atlanta, Ga and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 h 53 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from New Orleans to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Washington via Atlanta, Ga and Richmond, Va in around 22 h 33 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
25 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta GA to Washington
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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