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

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

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Fly to Mammoth Lakes, drive  •  15h 15m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Mammoth Lakes (MMH) MSY - MMH
  2. Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite Valley

$232 - $852

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Fly to Fresno, bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Fresno (FAT) MSY - FAT
  2. Take the bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$248 - $964

Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to Fort Worth
  3. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  5. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center

$308 - $402

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Merced
  4. Take the bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage

Train, bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
  4. Take the bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge

Drive  •  35h 35m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley 2212.8 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley is to drive which costs $210 - $320 and takes 35h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $1,000 and takes 13h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Camp 4 via Hyatt Regency Houston, Ft Worth, Tx, Los Angeles, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station and Valley Visitor Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between New Orleans and Yosemite Valley is 1780 miles. The road distance is 2212.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 3h and costs $300 - $410.

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It takes approximately 15h 15m to get from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 33m and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Yosemite Valley bus services, operated by Yosemite Area Regional Transportation, arrive at Yosemite Valley Visitors Center station.

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Yosemite Valley is 2h behind New Orleans. It is currently 6:25 PM in New Orleans and 4:25 PM in Yosemite Valley.

Map of how to get from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley.
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  • Distance: 1779.6 miles
  • Duration: 15h 15m

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Yosemite Valley, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley via Houston, Tx, Hyatt Regency Houston, Fort Worth, Ft Worth, Tx, Los Angeles, Ca, Amtrak/Greyhound Station, Yosemite Valley Visitors Center, and Valley Visitor Center in around 2 days 3h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Mammoth Lakes via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Mammoth Lakes via Houston, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to Mammoth Lakes via Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from New Orleans to Mammoth Lakes via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Mammoth Lakes via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to Fresno via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Fresno via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 32m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Fresno via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Fresno via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New Orleans to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Fresno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $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 Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
46h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation
Phone
+1 877-989-2787
Website
yarts.com
Bus from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Yosemite Valley Visitors Center
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Merced Transpo to Yosemite Valley Lodge/Laurel Cottage
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
Bus from Amtrak/Greyhound Station to Tenaya Lodge
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Summer schedules at
Yarts
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
7h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $190
Flexible
$200 - $290
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to Fort Worth
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Fresno
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Merced
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
30h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Yosemite Valley is 2213 miles. It takes approximately 35h 35m to drive from New Orleans to Yosemite Valley.

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Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Mammoth Lakes Airport.

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There are 176+ hotels available in Yosemite Valley. Prices start at $248 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38m and costs $2.

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