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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Miami to New Orleans. Traveling by bus from Miami to New Orleans usually takes around 31 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 22 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance669 mi (1077 km)
Shortest duration22h 44m
Cheapest price$126.32
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Miami to New Orleans?

$142.33 is the average price of a bus ticket from Miami to New Orleans. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$111 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Miami to New Orleans in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$124 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Miami to New Orleans?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Miami to New Orleans. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound41d 7h 19m$119.73
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Miami to New Orleans every day, with the average journey taking around 31 hours and 19 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New Orleans usually start from $107.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Miami to New Orleans during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 31 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 1077 kilometers from Miami to New Orleans. However, the fastest bus only takes 22 hours and 44 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to New Orleans at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Miami?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Miami to New Orleans, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Miami to New Orleans every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Miami to New Orleans; ticket prices start at $270.33.

City Information

Miami

With its sprawling beaches, beaming sunshine and thriving nightlife, Miami is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, if not the world. Boasting an incredible 35-mile stretch of beachfront and warm ocean water, Miami is the perfect place to relax and recharge under the sun. And recharge you must, as it is at night when the city really comes to life. Famous for its vibrant bars and nightclubs, Miami will help you dance all your troubles away.

If you are a foodie, you will be delighted to know that Miami is the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., giving you the unique opportunity to treat your tastebuds to fine cuisine from all over the world, including Cuba, Colombia, Russia and Ethiopia. And if you’re a brew connoisseur, keep in mind that Miami has some of the highest-rated beer in the country.

While you’re in Miami, make your way to the Wynwood district and check out the world-famous Wynwood Walls – a growing outdoor art exhibit featuring large-scale works by some of the best-known street artists from around the globe. After that, head over to the Miami Design District for a well-deserved shopping spree.

New Orleans

New Orleans is the most populous city in the southern state of Louisiana and one of the most popular party destinations in the whole world. Known as The Big Easy, New Orleans is famous for its distinct French-Spanish architecture, Creole cuisine, and unique music. Around the globe, New Orleans is best known as the host city of Mardi Gras, a late-winter carnival known for flashy costumes and never-ending street parties. Because of that, NOLA is consistently among the preferred vacation destinations among spring breakers and post-grad travelers.

There’s a lot more to New Orleans than just partying, though. While you’re in town, connect with the artistic side of your personality with a visit to the famed New Orleans Museum of Art where you will find the South’s most impressive collection of French and American art. A visit to the Big Easy will not be complete without stopping by some of the city’s iconic cemeteries. Whether you take a guided tour or you explore on your own, you will learn a lot about the area’s history and urban legends.

New Orleans is one of the main economic and commercial centers of the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and as such it is easily accessible by all kinds of transportation. The airport is located not too far from the city center, while the city’s main bus and train station, the Union Passenger Terminal, is placed right in the heart of downtown New Orleans.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Miami?

Departure stations

The Miami Intermodal Center is the largest ground transportation hub in Miami. It serves as the city’s main Greyhound bus station, as well as a key stop for the metro area’s commuter rail service (Tri-Rail) and Miami’s transit lines (Metrorail and Metrobus). Located right next to the Miami International Airport, the station offers easy airport transfers via the MIA Mover rail service which makes it very convenient for travelers flying in and out of Miami to use ground transportation to get around town. In addition, the Miami Intermodal Center boasts a multi-level rental car facility where you can rent a vehicle from various companies.

Where does the bus arrive in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

All buses from Miami arrive at one main station in New Orleans.

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