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from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA

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Travel Information to New Orleans, LA from Houston, TX

distanceDistance316 miles (510 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$47 - $190
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $47 (€40) • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $190 (€158) • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 316 miles (510 km) by bus, flight or train from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $47 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA.

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How do I travel from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA?

You can travel between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $47 (€40) compared to other travel options to New Orleans, LA:

Taking a bus is usually $143 (€119) less than taking a flight to New Orleans, LA, which costs on average $190 (€158) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $14 (€12) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $61 (€51) from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA.

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

The fastest way to get to New Orleans, LA from Houston, TX is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 9 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 9 h 30 min.

What is the distance from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA?

The Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA distance is around 316 miles (510 km).

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

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

  • Around 4 buses per day.

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

When traveling between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA, what are the departure and arrival points in Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA?

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

    Who can get me from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA?

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

    • 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 Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA for $47 (€40).
    • Travel with Spirit Airlines to go to New Orleans, LA by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Spirit Airlines Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA tickets on Omio for $190 (€158).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to New Orleans, LA. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA tickets on Omio for $61 (€51).
    Where should I go next after I travel between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA?
    Your trip from Houston, TX 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 Houston, TX 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 far in advance should I book tickets to New Orleans, LA from Houston, TX online to get the best deals?

    Before traveling from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $47 (€40) one way on average.
    • A plane ticket costs $190 (€158) one way on average for this trip.
    • A train ticket for this trip is costing $61 (€51) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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