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

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Fly to New Orleans  •  4 h 35 min

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

$123 - $380

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  19 h 50 min

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

$77 - $123

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Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) RDU - GPT
  2. Drive from Gulfport/Biloxi to New Orleans

$199 - $404

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 14 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 Piedmont / ...
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 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 35 min.

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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 via Durham, NC and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 50 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 via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 41 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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The best way to get from Raleigh to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 50 min and costs $75 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Raleigh to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Raleigh to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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

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The best way to get from Raleigh to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $120 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $130 and takes 19 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $400 and takes 22 h 41 min.

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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 35 min

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

Frontier 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 GoDurham Station, Durham, NC, Atlanta GA, and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 19 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Baltimore, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Philadelphia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Indianapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Nashville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Pittsburgh, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,200
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
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
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 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
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
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 Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Raleigh 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 Raleigh. It is currently 4:45 AM in Raleigh and 3:45 AM in New Orleans.

Raleigh 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 Raleigh to New Orleans is 881 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 37 min to drive from Raleigh to New Orleans.

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Frontier Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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There are 705+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $3.

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