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There are 7 ways to get from Richmond to Louisiana by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to New Orleans  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to New Orleans (MSY) RIC - MSY

$153 - $499

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Bus  •  21h 30m

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

$93 - $138

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Fly to Lafayette  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Lafayette (LFT) RIC - LFT

$244 - $1,052

Fly to Baton Rouge  •  4h 49m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Baton Rouge (BTR) RIC - BTR

$274 - $1,165

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  22h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Atlanta, Ga 1081 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$110 - $151

Bus, train  •  26h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va 1529
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$113 - $169

Drive  •  16h 44m

  1. Drive from Richmond to New Orleans 1008.3 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Louisiana is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 16h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Louisiana is to fly which costs $150 - $500 and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Louisiana. However, there are services departing from Richmond and arriving at New Orleans via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 30m.

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The distance between Richmond and Louisiana is 955 miles. The road distance is 1008.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Louisiana without a car is to bus which takes 21h 30m and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Richmond to Louisiana, including transfers.

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Richmond to Louisiana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Louisiana is to fly which takes 4h 20m and costs $150 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 21h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Louisiana.
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  • Distance: 954.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Louisiana, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Richmond to Kenner hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to New Orleans via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 21h 30m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Richmond to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Lafayette via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Richmond to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Lafayette via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Richmond to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Lafayette via Washington Dulles, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Richmond to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $550
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 Charlottesville Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Richmond to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
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Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Richmond, Va to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $85
Flexible
$90 - $140
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $120
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45

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More Questions & Answers

Louisiana is 1h behind Richmond. It is currently 3:05 PM in Richmond and 2:05 PM in Louisiana.

Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Louisiana is 1008 miles. It takes approximately 16h 44m to drive from Richmond to Louisiana.

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

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Book your Richmond to Louisiana bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to taxi which takes 15m and costs $30 - $40.

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