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

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Fly from San Antonio  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to New Orleans (MSY) SAT - MSY

$132 - $388

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Bus Megabus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to New Orleans

$45 - $65

4 alternative options

Bus to Austin, fly  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to New Orleans (MSY) AUS - MSY

$158 - $657

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10h 51m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx 9080 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La 1596 / ...

$59 - $152

Train  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$85 - $240

Drive  •  8h 48m

  1. Drive from San Antonio to New Orleans 543.9 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to New Orleans is to bus which costs $45 - $65 and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to New Orleans is to fly which costs $130 - $390 and takes 3h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Antonio and arriving at New Orleans. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Antonio Amtrak Station station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15h 15m.

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The distance between San Antonio and New Orleans is 509 miles. The road distance is 543.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 10h 40m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from San Antonio to New Orleans, including transfers.

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San Antonio to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Antonio, Tx station.

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San Antonio to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs $130 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 10h 40m, you could also train, which costs $85 - $240 and takes 15h 15m.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 509.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Antonio to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from San Antonio to New Orleans twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 10h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Austin to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Austin to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Austin to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Austin to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Austin to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Austin to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
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 San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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San Antonio 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 San Antonio to New Orleans is 544 miles. It takes approximately 8h 48m to drive from San Antonio to New Orleans.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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

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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 San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 40m and costs $2.

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