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from Chicago to New Orleans, LA

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$156Amtrak
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Dec 4
$125Amtrak
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Dec 5
$123Amtrak
$98Greyhound
$41Spirit Airlines
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Travel Information between Chicago and New Orleans, LA

distanceDistance831 miles (1340 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$121 - $133
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $121 (€101) • 22 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $129 (€108) • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnited, Greyhound or Amtrak

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

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What are the ways to get from Chicago to New Orleans, LA?

There are 3 travel options from Chicago to New Orleans, LA: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Chicago to New Orleans, LA?

The cheapest way to go to New Orleans, LA from Chicago is by taking a bus, which costs on average $121 (€101).

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

Taking a bus is about $8 (€7) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $129 (€108) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $12 (€10) less than taking a train, which costs on average $133 (€111) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Chicago to New Orleans, LA?

The fastest way to get to New Orleans, LA from Chicago is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 16 min.

Other travel options to New Orleans, LA can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 22 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 19 h 42 min   on average.

How far is it from Chicago to New Orleans, LA?

The distance is approximately 831 miles (1340 km) from Chicago to New Orleans, LA.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Chicago to New Orleans, LA?

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

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When traveling to New Orleans, LA from Chicago, what are the departure and arrival points in Chicago and New Orleans, LA?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Chicago to New Orleans, LA?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Chicago to New Orleans, LA, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with United for flights to New Orleans, LA. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for United Chicago to New Orleans, LA tickets on Omio for $129 (€108).
    • Greyhound can take you to New Orleans, LA by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Greyhound from Chicago to New Orleans, LA for $121 (€101).
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to New Orleans, LA by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Chicago to New Orleans, LA tickets on Omio for $133 (€111).
    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Chicago to New Orleans, LA?
    Your trip from Chicago 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 New York City, Paris or London. If you’d like to add New York City, Paris or London to your Chicago 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!
    How early should I book Chicago to New Orleans, LA tickets online to score the best deals?

    When planning your trip from Chicago to New Orleans, LA, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets cost on average $129 (€108) one way.
    • Bus tickets cost $121 (€101) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average $133 (€111) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Chicago to New Orleans, LA online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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