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Journey Information

New Orleans, LA to Atlanta, GA bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$42.00
Shortest Duration8h 50m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New Orleans to Atlanta right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $42.00 was the low point for bus fares from New Orleans to Atlanta. Buses from Atlanta to New Orleans are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $42.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $33.73 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 424 miles (683 kilometers) from New Orleans, LA to Atlanta, GA. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 50 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 New Orleans?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New Orleans to Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from New Orleans to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New Orleans, LA to Atlanta, GA; ticket prices start at $39.00.

What bus companies travel from New Orleans to Atlanta?

There is one bus company that operates from New Orleans to Atlanta. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound510h 25m$55.04

Where does the bus leave from in New Orleans?

New Orleans, Louisiana has two bus stations with service to Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Price trends for buses from New Orleans to Atlanta

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25SepSep

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New Orleans, LA to Atlanta, GA
4.5
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Julia S.
4.0
December 29, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quiet and quick trip
Anna
5.0
August 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The bus had power outlets, the ticket price was pretty good.
Cons
I can't say anything

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