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There are 10 ways to get from Virginia to Louisiana by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to New Orleans  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New Orleans (MSY) DCA - MSY

$122 - $472

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Bus  •  25 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Virginia Beach, VA to Richmond, VA
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Atlanta GA
  3. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$102 - $162

8 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to New Orleans  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New Orleans (MSY) IAD - MSY

$148 - $609

Fly Roanoke to New Orleans  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Roanoke (ROA) to New Orleans (MSY) ROA - MSY

$302 - $474

Fly Roanoke to Baton Rouge  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Roanoke (ROA) to Baton Rouge (BTR) ROA - BTR

$272 - $1,330

Fly Roanoke to Lafayette  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Roanoke (ROA) to Lafayette (LFT) ROA - LFT

$242 - $1,217

Fly Baltimore to New Orleans  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to New Orleans (MSY) BWI - MSY

$126 - $600

Bus via Norfolk, Va  •  28 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La

$119 - $299

Train  •  32 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$234 - $644

Drive  •  17 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Virginia Beach to New Orleans 1081 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Virginia to Louisiana is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Virginia to Louisiana is to fly which costs $120 - $480 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Virginia to Louisiana. However, there are services departing from Virginia Beach, VA and arriving at New Orleans via Richmond and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 35 min.

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The distance between Virginia and Louisiana is 890 miles. The road distance is 1081 miles.

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The best way to get from Virginia to Louisiana without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 35 min and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Virginia to Louisiana, including transfers.

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Virginia to Louisiana bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Virginia Beach, VA station.

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The best way to get from Virginia to Louisiana is to fly which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $120 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $170 and takes 25 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $230 - $650 and takes 32 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Virginia to Louisiana bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New Orleans station.

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Map of how to get from Virginia to Louisiana.
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  • Distance: 890.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Virginia, USA and Louisiana, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Alexandria to Kenner hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Virginia Beach to New Orleans via Richmond and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 25 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Roanoke to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,100
Flights from Roanoke to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Roanoke to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Roanoke to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Roanoke to New Orleans via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Roanoke to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Roanoke to Baton Rouge via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Roanoke to Baton Rouge via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Roanoke to Lafayette via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Roanoke to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,100
Flights from Roanoke to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $1,100
Flights from Roanoke to Baton Rouge via Washington Dulles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Roanoke to Baton Rouge via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Roanoke to Lafayette via Washington Dulles, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Roanoke to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
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 Alexandria Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
25 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Virginia Beach, VA to Richmond, VA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Richmond to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
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 Norfolk, Va to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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Louisiana is 1 h behind Virginia. It is currently 1:59 AM in Virginia and 12:59 AM in Louisiana.

Yes, the driving distance between Virginia to Louisiana is 1081 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 51 min to drive from Virginia to Louisiana.

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Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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The best way to get from Virginia to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $3.

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