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Lafayette - New Orleans Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Lafayette to New Orleans. Traveling by bus from Lafayette to New Orleans usually takes around 2 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance118 mi (190 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$18.99
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Lafayette to New Orleans cost $21.49 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Lafayette to New Orleans is expected to be between $21 and $26. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 26, 2024, when tickets are available for June 26, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $22.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Lafayette to New Orleans are usually around $20 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 17 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $5.70 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Lafayette to New Orleans?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Lafayette to New Orleans that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US42h 18m$22.30
Greyhound33h 25m$24.34
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Lafayette to New Orleans, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 3 bus trips from Lafayette to New Orleans every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New Orleans usually start from $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 118 miles from Lafayette to New Orleans. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Lafayette to New Orleans for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Lafayette to New Orleans, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Lafayette 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 Lafayette to New Orleans without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Lafayette to New Orleans; ticket prices start at $27.00.

City Information

New Orleans

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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 Lafayette?

Main departure station: 1701 N University Ave

Lafayette has two bus stations with service to New Orleans.

All bus stations in Lafayette:

  • 1701 N University Ave

  • 100 Lee Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New Orleans?

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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.

All bus stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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