There are 5 ways to get from Orlando to New Orleans by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Orlando  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to New Orleans (MSY) MCO - MSY

$103 - $499

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Bus  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Mobile, Al 1247 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La 1563

$72 - $175

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Bus to Tampa, fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
  2. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to New Orleans (MSY) TPA - MSY

$128 - $462

Train  •  36 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Cary Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

$227 - $646

Drive  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Orlando to New Orleans 642.4 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Orlando to New Orleans is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Orlando to New Orleans is to fly which costs $100 - $500 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Orlando to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Orlando, Fl and arriving at New Orleans, La via Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Orlando to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Orlando Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Cary Amtrak and Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 5 min.

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The distance between Orlando and New Orleans is 536 miles. The road distance is 642.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Orlando to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 37 min and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Orlando to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Orlando to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Orlando, Fl station.

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

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The best way to get from Orlando to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $100 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 15 h 37 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $650 and takes 36 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Orlando to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 536.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between Orlando, FL, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and three other airlines fly from Orlando to New Orleans every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Orlando to New Orleans via Mobile, Al in around 15 h 37 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $850
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 Orlando Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Room
$370 - $550
Train from Cary Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $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 Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45

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The quickest flight from Orlando Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Orlando. It is currently 3:43 AM in Orlando and 2:43 AM in New Orleans.

Orlando 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 Orlando to New Orleans is 642 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 24 min to drive from Orlando to New Orleans.

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Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Orlando Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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

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There are 633+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Orlando Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 41 min and costs $3.

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