There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco 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 Oakland to New Orleans  •  6 h 15 min

  1. OAK - MSY

$201 - $578

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to New Orleans  •  6 h 12 min

  1. SFO - MSY

$197 - $625

4 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Baton Rouge, bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. SFO - BTR

$250 - $768

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

$237 - $531

Bus, train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. via Oakland
  2. Sunset Limited

$278 - $812

Drive  •  36 h 49 min

  1. 2265.4 miles

$220 - $320

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two 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, Kerrville, Tx, San Antonio, and San Antonio, TX in around 2 days 1 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
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 Baton Rouge via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
6 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Kerrville, Tx
Ave. Duration
26 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Kerrville
Ave. Duration
40 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Kerrville, Tx to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Antonio, TX to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Oakland, CA to Burbank
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and New Orleans is 3093 km. The road distance is 3625 km.

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

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to New Orleans is to fly which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $190 - $650.

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 via Los Angeles, Ca, Kerrville, Tx and San Antonio, TX. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from San Francisco to New Orleans, including transfers.