How to travel from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA

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Travel Information between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA

distanceDistance316 miles (510 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $57
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $26 (€23) • 1 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $26 (€23) • 1 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 316 miles (510 km) by bus, flight or train to New Orleans, LA from Houston, TX. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA.

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from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA

How to get from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
07:20AM5h40
Houston, TX
01:00PMNew Orleans, LA
$631One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
11:10PM6h20
Houston, TX
05:30AMNew Orleans, LA
$611One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Spirit Airlines
03:52PM1h15
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH)
05:07PMNew Orleans, Louis Armstrong International, LA (MSY)
$1881One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
07:00AM6h00
Houston, TX
01:00PMNew Orleans, LA
$631One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:50AM5h40
Houston, TX
02:30PMNew Orleans, LA
$671One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:30AM6h00
Houston, TX
02:30PMNew Orleans, LA
$671One-way
0 transfers
Spirit Airlines
03:01PM5h41
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH)
08:42PMNew Orleans, Louis Armstrong International, LA (MSY)
$2281One-way
1 transfer
Spirit Airlines
03:01PM7h33
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH)
10:34PMNew Orleans, Louis Armstrong International, LA (MSY)
$2281One-way
1 transfer
Spirit Airlines
09:28AM11h14
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH)
08:42PMNew Orleans, Louis Armstrong International, LA (MSY)
$2281One-way
1 transfer

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

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains from Houston to New Orleans, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

      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 between Houston and New Orleans.

        FAQs: Travel from Houston, TX 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 Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA.
        FAQs

        There are 3 options to travel to New Orleans, LA from Houston, TX including taking a bus, flight or train.

        The cheapest way to travel to New Orleans, LA from Houston, TX is a flight with an average price of $26 (€23).

        This is compared to other travel options from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA:

        Taking a flight costs $14 (€12) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $41 (€35).

        A flight is $31 (€26) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA costing on average $57 (€49).

        The fastest way to get to New Orleans, LA from Houston, TX is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 2 min.

        Other travel options to New Orleans, LA take longer:

        Bus takes 5 h 40 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 9 h 30 min of travel time.

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

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

        • Around 2 buses per day.

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

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

          The following travel companies offer services from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA:

          • FlixBus, Greyhound or Megabus can get you to New Orleans, LA by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA for $41 (€35) on Omio.
          • Spirit Airlines, United or American Airlines can take you to New Orleans, LA by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Spirit Airlines from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA for $26 (€23).
          • Travel with Amtrak to go to New Orleans, LA by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA tickets on Omio for $57 (€49).

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

          • Direct bus available with FlixBus or Megabus 2 direct buses 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 from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA.

          Many of our customers traveling from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA don't make New Orleans, LA their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after New Orleans, LA are Baton Rouge, LA, Biloxi, MS, Chicago, IL or Los Angeles, CA, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from New Orleans, LA to any of these top destinations today!
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