Find bus tickets from Austin to New Orleans
Austin to New Orleans bus - cost & duration
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Austin to New Orleans 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 Austin to New Orleans?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $56.00 was the low point for bus fares from Austin to New Orleans. Buses from New Orleans to Austin are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $56.00 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.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 12 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 459 miles (739 kilometers) from Austin, TX to New Orleans, LA. 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?
Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Austin 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, 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 Austin?
There is usually only one bus per day from Austin to New Orleans. It leaves the station in Austin at 7:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
How many buses are there each day?
There is usually only one bus per day from Austin to New Orleans. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Austin to New Orleans; ticket prices start at $73.50.
What bus companies travel from Austin to New Orleans?
There is one bus company that operates from Austin to New Orleans. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.
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Where does the bus leave from in Austin?
Most buses depart from the main station in Austin, Texas:
- Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
Where does the bus arrive in New Orleans?
All buses from Austin arrive at one main station in New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave
Price trends for buses from Austin to New Orleans
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