There are 6 ways to get from New Orleans to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 10 min

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

$123 - $491

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Bus  •  22 h 24 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

4 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 42 min

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

$149 - $625

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 59 min

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

$176 - $582

Train  •  25 h 53 min

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

$150 - $440

Drive  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Washington 1091.3 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

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 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 h 53 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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The best way to get from New Orleans to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from New Orleans to Washington, including transfers.

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

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New Orleans to Washington 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 Washington is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 24 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 25 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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New Orleans to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Washington.
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  • Distance: 970.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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 24 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 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
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Washington Union Station
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

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 Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 15 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 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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Washington is 1 h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 2:40 PM in New Orleans and 3:40 PM in Washington.

New Orleans to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Washington is 1091 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 4 min to drive from New Orleans to Washington.

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Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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Book your New Orleans to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 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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