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

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  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to New Orleans (MSY) RDU - MSY

$123 - $380

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  20 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$79 - $126

4 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baton Rouge (BTR) RDU - BTR
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$186 - $383

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1081
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563

$86 - $231

Train  •  22 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak Piedmont / ...
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak Crescent

$138 - $397

Drive  •  14 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to New Orleans 880.6 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to New Orleans is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to New Orleans is to fly which costs $120 - $380 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and New Orleans is 780 miles. The road distance is 880.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Raleigh to New Orleans, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at New Orleans, La via Raleigh, Nc and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 41 min.

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There are 613+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 779.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Air and four other airlines fly from Raleigh to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to New Orleans via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, and Atlanta, Ga in around 18 h 54 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
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
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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 Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
megabus.com

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