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There are 7 ways to get from Omaha to New Orleans by plane, bus, car 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 New Orleans  •  5h 50m

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

$232 - $1,018

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Bus  •  30h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 501
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Montgomery, Al
  4. Take the bus from Montgomery, Al to Mobile, Al
  5. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$173 - $389

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Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  8h 5m

  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

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) OMA - GPT
  2. Drive from Gulfport/Biloxi to New Orleans

$248 - $1,212

Bus, train  •  28h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Champaign, IL 1402
  2. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$178 - $405

Train  •  30h 18m

  1. Take the train from Omaha Amtrak Station 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

Drive  •  17h 58m

  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 17h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Omaha to New Orleans is to fly which costs $230 - $1,100 and takes 5h 50m.

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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, St Louis, Mo, Montgomery, Al and Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 50m.

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

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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 and train which takes 28h 13m and costs $170 - $410.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m 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, arrive at Omaha Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Omaha to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5h 50m and costs $230 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $600 and takes 30h 18m, you could also bus, which costs $170 - $390 and takes 30h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Omaha to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 851.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 50m

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 train from Omaha to New Orleans via Chicago Union Station in around 30h 18m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Gulfport/Biloxi via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Gulfport/Biloxi via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Omaha to Gulfport/Biloxi via Reagan Washington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Gulfport/Biloxi via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
17h 13m
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
Train from Omaha Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
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
19h 42m
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
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.

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 Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Montgomery, Al
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Montgomery, Al to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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 Mobile to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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There is no direct flight from Omaha Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m 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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Omaha to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Omaha to New Orleans is 1100 miles. It takes approximately 17h 58m to drive from Omaha to New Orleans.

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United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Omaha Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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There are 744+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Omaha to Omaha Airport is to bus which takes 11m and costs $2.

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