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

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Fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 12 min

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

$163 - $620

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  42 h 34 min

  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

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Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  8 h 11 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  •  40 h 32 min

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

$196 - $503

Train  •  2 days 1 h

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

$273 - $824

Drive  •  29 h 16 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to New Orleans 1825.2 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at New Orleans, La via San Bernardino, Ca, San Antonio, Tx and Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 32 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 and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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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 40 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from San Diego to New Orleans, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to New Orleans is to fly which takes 5 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40 h 32 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 1 h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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San Diego to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La 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: 5 h 12 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Frontier 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 Bernardino, Ca, San Antonio, Tx, and Houston, Tx in around 40 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
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
7 h 35 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to New Orleans via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 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
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

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
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 San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
26 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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New Orleans is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 5:43 PM in San Diego and 7:43 PM in New Orleans.

San Diego 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 Diego to New Orleans is 1825 miles. It takes approximately 29 h 16 min to drive from San Diego to New Orleans.

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

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Book your San Diego to New Orleans train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your San Diego to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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There are 656+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $74 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 9 min and costs .

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