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Journey Information

There are 2 daily buses from Charlotte to New Orleans. Traveling by bus from Charlotte to New Orleans usually takes around 18 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 18 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance649 mi (1044 km)
Shortest duration18h 35m
Cheapest price$175.81
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Charlotte to New Orleans?

The average bus ticket price from Charlotte to New Orleans is C$175.81. That price is based on the daily average cost for all bus trips from Charlotte to New Orleans in the last 30 days. Any tickets cheaper than C$175.81 can be considered a great deal. You are very likely to find a bus ticket at this price or lower if you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Charlotte to New Orleans by bus so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a bus ticket is expected to be just C$146 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlotte to New Orleans in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$183 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Charlotte to New Orleans?

There is one bus company that operates from Charlotte to New Orleans. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound218h 55m$181.63
  • 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 2 bus trips from Charlotte to New Orleans every day, with the average journey taking around 18 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New Orleans usually start from $161.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Charlotte 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 usually takes around 18 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 649 miles (1044 kilometers) from Charlotte, NC to New Orleans, LA. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New Orleans. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 Charlotte?

The first bus leaves at 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Charlotte to New Orleans, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Charlotte to New Orleans. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Charlotte to New Orleans; ticket prices start at $143.39.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Charlotte?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Charlotte.

Where does the bus arrive in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

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

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