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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from New Orleans to Mobile. Traveling by bus from New Orleans to Mobile usually takes around 2 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance132 mi (212 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price$26.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

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

$30.79 is the average price of a bus ticket from New Orleans to Mobile. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New Orleans to Mobile is expected to range from $28 to $40. If you are looking to travel to Mobile within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $32. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $28 and can be found on July 19, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from New Orleans to Mobile by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $25 whenever you decide to travel.

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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $19.43 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New Orleans to Mobile?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound32h 29m$34.41
  • 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 3 bus trips from New Orleans to Mobile every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 29 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Mobile usually start from $26.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New Orleans to Mobile 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 New Orleans to Mobile?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 132 miles from New Orleans to Mobile. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 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.

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 Mobile 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, 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 New Orleans?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from New Orleans to Mobile 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 New Orleans to Mobile without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New Orleans to Mobile; ticket prices start at $62.00.

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 New Orleans?

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Mobile?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 2545 Government Blvd

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

All bus stations in Mobile:

  • Bus Terminal - 2545 Government Blvd

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