New Orleans to SDL Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $15
Fastest Way Train — 39min
Eco-Friendly Way Train — 8 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 28 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Train
$26 · 39min · 8 lb of CO2
NOL to SDL
+1 more option
Bus
$15 · 1h 20min · 8 lb of CO2
New Orleans to Slidell
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Drive
$4 · 42min · 9 lb of CO2
New Orleans to SDL

Drive from New Orleans to SDL

It's 29 miles between New Orleans to SDL. On a typical day, it might take between 42min and 44min from New Orleans to SDL under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 46min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to SDL by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $3.

What is the best way to travel from New Orleans to SDL?

The are 3 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from New Orleans to SDL. The fastest way out of New Orleans towards Slidell is by bus, as it is the quickest to the SDL area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $14. Amtrak operates from New Orleans to SDL, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from New Orleans to SDL?

The trip to SDL is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from New Orleans. The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to SDL is $15 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour 20 minutes with the bus. The earlier you can book your trip to SDL, the better.

Is the train or the bus better from New Orleans to SDL LA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from New Orleans to SDL. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to SDL is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the New Orleans/SDL buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from New Orleans is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between New Orleans LA and SDL during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from New Orleans to SDL? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of SDL traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to SDL is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from New Orleans to SDL?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from New Orleans to SDL is by bus. The bus costs $15 roughly and will take 1 hour 20 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from New Orleans to SDL?

Amtrak costs about $26 between New Orleans and SDL. In total, the train will take roughly 39 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at NOL New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, which is 1 miles from New Orleans. Further, once you arrive at SDL Slidell Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to SDL.

How long does it take from New Orleans to SDL by car?

The total distance between New Orleans and SDL is 29 miles and will take you about 42 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $4.

Travel companies on this route

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Amtrak Amtrak from New Orleans to SDL
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International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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