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

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Fly to New Orleans  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to New Orleans (MSY) SAN - MSY

$163 - $620

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Bus  •  42h 51m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Antonio Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to New Orleans

$159 - $241

3 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Baton Rouge (BTR) SAN - BTR
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$246 - $962

Bus, train  •  45h 33m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Yuma Tijuana-Ciudad Juárez 19:50 / ...
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$255 - $713

Drive  •  29h 16m

  1. Drive from San Diego to New Orleans 1825.2 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to New Orleans is to bus which costs $150 - $250 and takes 42h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to New Orleans is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at New Orleans via Navarro Between Travis & Pecan and San Antonio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 51m.

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The distance between San Diego and New Orleans is 1615 miles. The road distance is 1825.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 42h 51m and costs $150 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from San Diego to New Orleans, including transfers.

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San Diego to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5h 23m and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $250 and takes 42h 51m.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 25m.

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San Diego to New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New Orleans station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 1614.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to New Orleans via San Antonio, Navarro Between Travis & Pecan, and San Antonio in around 42h 51m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
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 Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
40h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$460 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
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 Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Yuma
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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New Orleans is 2h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 2:44 PM in San Diego and 4:44 PM in New Orleans.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to New Orleans is 1825 miles. It takes approximately 29h 16m to drive from San Diego to New Orleans.

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

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There are 754+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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