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

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Fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to New Orleans (MSY) OMA - MSY

$232 - $1,018

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 501
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
  5. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$170 - $389

4 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Baton Rouge (BTR) OMA - BTR
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$266 - $1,162

Train  •  30 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Omaha Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$196 - $564

Bus, train  •  30 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Ottumwa, IA
  2. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Champaign, IL
  3. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

$198 - $440

Drive  •  17 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Omaha to New Orleans 1099.6 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Omaha to New Orleans is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Omaha to New Orleans is to fly which costs $230 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Omaha to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Omaha, NE and arriving at New Orleans, La via Kansas City, Mo, Dallas, Tx, Houston, Tx and Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Omaha to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Omaha Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 18 min.

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The distance between Omaha and New Orleans is 852 miles. The road distance is 1099.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Omaha to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 53 min and costs $170 - $390.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Omaha to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Omaha to New Orleans bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Omaha, NE station.

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Omaha to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Omaha Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Omaha to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $230 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $390 and takes 27 h 53 min, you could also train, which costs $190 - $600 and takes 30 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Omaha Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Omaha to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 851.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Omaha to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Omaha to New Orleans via Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, Mo, Dallas, Tx, Houston, Tx, and Baton Rouge, La in around 27 h 53 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Omaha Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
17 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $650
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 Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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