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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to New Orleans by plane, bus, car, night bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly San Francisco to New Orleans  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to New Orleans (MSY) SFO - MSY

$197 - $625

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Fly Oakland to New Orleans  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to New Orleans (MSY) OAK - MSY

$201 - $578

Fly San Francisco to Baton Rouge, bus  •  9 h 29 min

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

$250 - $768

Fly San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) SFO - GPT
  2. Drive from Gulfport/Biloxi to New Orleans

$233 - $769

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La

$235 - $606

Night bus, train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Burbank FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited

$259 - $781

Drive  •  36 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to New Orleans 2265.4 miles

$220 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to New Orleans is to drive which costs $220 - $320 and takes 36 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to New Orleans is to fly which costs $190 - $650 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at New Orleans, La via Los Angeles, Ca, Dallas, Tx and Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between San Francisco and New Orleans is 1933 miles. The road distance is 2265.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 4 h and costs $230 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from San Francisco to New Orleans, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to New Orleans is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $190 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $650 and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 6 min.

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San Francisco 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 Francisco to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 1933.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to New Orleans via Los Angeles, Ca, Dallas, Tx, and Houston, Tx in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Phoenix, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Santa Ana, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
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 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Houston, Tx to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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New Orleans is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 5:22 PM in San Francisco and 7:22 PM in New Orleans.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to New Orleans is 2265 miles. It takes approximately 36 h 49 min to drive from San Francisco to New Orleans.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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

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There are 705+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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