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All the Places You Can Visit from New Orleans for Less Than $20

Cheap bus and train travel from New Orleans.

New Orleans is such a captivating city, but if you need a break from the beignets and bayous, we’ve found some of the best travel deals out there, so you can branch out and explore.

There are 10 exciting destinations to discover from New Orleans for less than $20, including four places that you can get to for as low as $1.

You can travel by bus or train to places like Montgomery, Atlanta, and Houston! If you’d rather stay in Louisiana, you can treat yourself to a day trip to Baton Rouge, or Hammond. To score the cheapest tickets, remember to plan ahead and book your trip ahead of time.

For the best travel deals based on your budget, expand your trip and discover more exciting locations from New Orleans by trying our Explore search tool.


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
New Orleans to Mobile $8.97
New Orleans to Montgomery $15.44


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
New Orleans to McComb $19.00
New Orleans to Picayune $14.00


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
New Orleans to Houston $20.00

What is Cheapest Average Price?

The cheapest average price is the average amount of all of the cheapest bus or train prices available on Wanderu for a certain route over a 30-day period.

Bus and train carriers utilize what is known as dynamic pricing to determine ticket prices. That means that when a specific trip goes on sale (usually within four to six weeks prior to the trip date), tickets for that particular bus or train start at a certain low price and then get more expensive the more tickets are sold for that trip.

The cheapest average price may vary according to availability and carrier changes.

How to score the $1 deals

For certain routes, some bus carriers offer a starting ticket price of $1. That’s usually the price for the first couple of bookings for a bus that was just released for sale. Therefore, the earlier you book your trip, the higher chance you have of scoring a $1 deal.

However, if a bus sells out and the carrier decides to add another bus for the same date and time to meet the high demand, then the pricing cycle is reset, giving you the chance to score a $1 ticket at the last minute.

At Wanderu, we always bring you the best available deals out there and we’ve got even more tips to help you score really cheap bus tickets.

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About the author
Jill Schwartz

Jill Schwartz

Jillian has lived in Massachusetts her whole life, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling to other parts of the world. While her most exciting memories have been in France and Belize, her favorite place to go is anywhere with a beach!

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