How to travel from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

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from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

How to get from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Greyhound
04:50AM33h25
Chicago, IL
02:15PMNew Orleans, LA
$1341One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Greyhound
04:50AM33h25
Chicago, IL
02:15PMNew Orleans, LA
$1341One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Greyhound
12:00PM26h15
Chicago, IL
02:15PMNew Orleans, LA
$1391One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
07:30PM27h20
Chicago, IL
10:50PMNew Orleans, LA
$1411One-way
0 transfers
Greyhound
04:35AM31h00
Chicago, IL
11:35AMNew Orleans, LA
$1701One-way
0 transfers
Greyhound
09:45PM48h10
Chicago, IL
09:55PMNew Orleans, LA
$2571One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA

distanceDistance831 miles (1340 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$73 - $167
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $73 (€64) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $73 (€64) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 831 miles (1340 km) by train, bus or flight from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA.

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Find the best journey from Chicago to New Orleans with Omio's travel partners Amtrak, Greyhound and United! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Amtrak is the main travel company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak travel running daily, you can travel by travel across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela travel for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your travel journey between Chicago and New Orleans, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

      United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next travel to New Orleans from Chicago.

        FAQs: Travel from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

        FAQs: Travel to New Orleans, LA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA.
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        There are 3 travel options from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA. You can take a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to New Orleans, LA from Chicago, IL is by taking a flight, which costs on average $73 (€64).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA:

        Taking a flight costs $21 (€19) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $95 (€83) for the same trip.

        Taking a flight costs $93 (€81) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $167 (€146).

        The quickest way to travel from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes 22 h 5 min on average.

        Train takes on average 19 h 42 min.

        You should expect to travel around 831 miles (1340 km) between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA.

        The average frequency per day from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA is:

        • 1 train a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA:

          Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA:

          • You can go to New Orleans, LA from Chicago, IL by bus with Greyhound or FlixBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $95 (€83) with Greyhound from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA on Omio.
          • You can travel between Chicago, IL and New Orleans, LA by flight with United, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines or Republic Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $73 (€64) with Spirit Airlines from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA.
          • You can take a train from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $167 (€146) with Amtrak from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA.

          Yes, there are direct services available from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA with the following travel companies:

          • Direct train available with Amtrak 1 direct train per day.

          Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to New Orleans, LA as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to New Orleans, LA from Chicago, IL.

          Your trip from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA doesn't have to end in New Orleans, LA. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Houston, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Biloxi, MS or Los Angeles, CA. If you’d like to add Houston, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Biloxi, MS or Los Angeles, CA to your Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from New Orleans, LA today!

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