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

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to New Orleans  •  6 h 18 min

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

$197 - $625

6 alternative options

Fly Oakland to New Orleans  •  6 h 20 min

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

$201 - $578

Fly San Francisco to Baton Rouge, bus  •  9 h 14 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 55 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 3 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Ft Worth, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Houston, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
  5. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$246 - $616

Bus, train  •  2 days 6 h

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

$274 - $799

Drive  •  36 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to New Orleans 2265.4 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

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 18 min.

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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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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from San Francisco to New Orleans, including transfers.

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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, Ft Worth, Tx, Houston, Tx and Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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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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Map of how to get from San Francisco to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 1933.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and four 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, Ft Worth, Tx, Houston, Tx, and Baton Rouge, La in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
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
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via San Diego, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via San Diego, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Santa Ana, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
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 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 Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
28 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $330
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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