There are 5 ways to get from Tampa to New Orleans by bus, plane, 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

Bus to Tampa, fly  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Marion Transit Center to Airport Rental Car Facility
  2. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to New Orleans (MSY) TPA - MSY

$113 - $429

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Mobile, Al
  3. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$77 - $187

3 alternative options

Bus to Orlando, fly  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to New Orleans (MSY) MCO - MSY

$177 - $605

Train  •  38 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Cary Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak

$238 - $678

Drive  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Tampa to New Orleans 661.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa to New Orleans is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to New Orleans is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $430 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Tampa and New Orleans is 484 miles. The road distance is 661.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Tampa to New Orleans, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Tampa, Fl and arriving at New Orleans, La via Tallahassee, Fl and Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tampa to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Tampa Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak via Cary Amtrak and Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 27 min.

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Tampa to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tallahassee, Fl station.

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Map of how to get from Tampa to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 483.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa to New Orleans via Tallahassee, Fl and Mobile, Al in around 14 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tampa to New Orleans via Cary Amtrak and Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak in around 38 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Orlando to New Orleans via Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tampa Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Train from Cary Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Marion Transit Center to Airport Rental Car Facility
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohart.org
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from Marion Transit Parking Lot to TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Schedules at
busticketreservations.com
Book at
busticketreservations.com
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 Tampa, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45

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