There are 6 ways to get from San Diego 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.

Recommended option

Fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 26 min

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

$163 - $620

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  42 h 1 min

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

$153 - $241

4 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  8 h 19 min

  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 Greyhound USA  •  42 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Shreveport, La
  4. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to New Orleans, La

$196 - $513

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak Sunset Limited

$273 - $824

Drive  •  29 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to New Orleans 1825.2 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to New Orleans is to bus which costs $150 - $250 and takes 42 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to New Orleans is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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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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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from San Diego to New Orleans, including transfers.

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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 San Antonio, TX. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and three 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 and San Antonio, TX in around 42 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
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
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
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 San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Shreveport, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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