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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Atlanta to New Orleans. Traveling by bus from Atlanta to New Orleans usually takes around 10 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance424 mi (683 km)
Shortest duration8h 40m
Cheapest price€41.07
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Atlanta to New Orleans

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.1

5.0

Maurice

10 August 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: It was peaceful and serene. Cons: The bathroom could be cleaner. Continue to provide excellent service. Tips: Use the bathroom before you board. Bathroom was not cleanest.

Pros: It was peaceful and serene. Cons: The bathroom could be cleaner. Continue to provide excellent service. Tips: Use the bathroom before you board. Bathroom was not cleanest.

4.0

Ronald

9 July 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Storm Barry welcomed Us in to New Orleans Flood/Heavy Rain, Cars stranded on side of Road, houses destroyed, devastated. Cons: Out of my hands. Tips: Watch weather report before planning your trip days week in advanced,.

Pros: Storm Barry welcomed Us in to New Orleans Flood/Heavy Rain, Cars stranded on side of Road, houses destroyed, devastated. Cons: Out of my hands. Tips: Watch weather report before planning your trip days week in advanced,.

1.0

Lucrezia

7 June 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Pretty bad. Cons: People were terribly noisy and annoying , not using headphones to play music or call. There was urine coming out of the restroom, people with very bad smells , talking all the time. I wasn’t told I had to get off the bus on the way and wait more...

Pros: Pretty bad. Cons: People were terribly noisy and annoying , not using headphones to play music or call. There was urine coming out of the restroom, people with very bad smells , talking all the time. I wasn’t told I had to get off the bus on the way and wait more than 1 hour to get back on.

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

€52.15 is the average price of a bus ticket from Atlanta to New Orleans. Any tickets cheaper than €52.15 can be considered a great deal. 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.

Average prices by travel date

€73€49€24AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Atlanta to New Orleans is expected to range from €53 to €64. If you are looking to travel to New Orleans within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €56. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €53 and can be found on 22 August 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €53 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Atlanta to New Orleans in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €59 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €38.99 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to New Orleans?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Atlanta to New Orleans. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound310h 11m€63.05
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 3 bus trips from Atlanta to New Orleans every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 11 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New Orleans usually start from €41.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Atlanta 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Atlanta to New Orleans?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 683 kilometers from Atlanta to New Orleans. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 40 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?

Because many passengers travel from Atlanta to New Orleans at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Atlanta?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to New Orleans, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to New Orleans every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Atlanta to New Orleans without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Atlanta to New Orleans; ticket prices start at €38.14.

City Information

Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

New Orleans

New Orleans, LA - NOL-3

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New Orleans, LA - NOL-1

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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 Atlanta?

Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St - ATLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Where does the bus arrive in New Orleans?

Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave - NOLAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Opened in 1954 to replace the five depots spread throughout the city, the Union Passenger Terminal connects all of New Orleans’ passenger rail into one iconic building. To this day, it remains the largest transportation hub in New Orleans and is a key link for travel throughout the Southern United States. Three of Amtrak’s long distance train lines end their service at Union Passenger Terminal: the City of New Orleans line from Chicago, the Crescent line from New York City, and the Sunset Limited line from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Buses operated by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines also serve this station, as well as public transit which connects to New Orleans’ famous streetcars. At the station, there are shops, a game room, and food for purchase, and the city’s must-visit French Quarter is just a mile away.

Bus stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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