Distance between Houston TX and New Orleans LA

The distance from Houston to New Orleans is 347 miles by road including 345 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 28 minutes and goes through Beaumont, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Cove, Vidor, Sulphur and Iowa.

Shortest distance by air 318 mi ✈️
Car route length 347.3 mi 🚗
Driving time 5 h 28 min
Fuel amount 11.8 gal
Fuel cost 45.9 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Houston 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 10 34 mi, 33 min
Cove 34 mi 0:33 33 min 1.1 gal
I 10 52 mi, 47 min
Beaumont 86 mi 1:20 1 h 20 min 2.8 gal
I 10 9 mi, 08 min
Vidor 95 mi 1:29 1 h 29 min 3.1 gal
I 10 37 mi, 32 min
Sulphur 132 mi 2:01 2 h 01 min 4.4 gal
I 10 11 mi, 11 min
Lake Charles 143 mi 2:12 2 h 12 min 4.8 gal
I 10 9 mi, 09 min
Iowa 153 mi 2:21 2 h 21 min 5.1 gal
I 10 24 mi, 20 min
Jennings 176 mi 2:42 2 h 42 min 5.9 gal
I 10 93 mi, 1 h 30 min
Baton Rouge 270 mi 4:12 4 h 12 min 9.0 gal
I 10 78 mi, 1 h 15 min
New Orleans 347 mi 5:28 5 h 28 min 11.7 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Houston 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 10 9 mi, 09 min
Jacinto City 9 mi 0:09 09 min 0.3 gal
I 10 25 mi, 23 min
Cove 34 mi 0:33 33 min 1.1 gal
I 10 52 mi, 47 min
Beaumont 86 mi 1:20 1 h 20 min 2.8 gal
I 10 4 mi, 03 min
Rose City 89 mi 1:24 1 h 24 min 3.0 gal
I 10 5 mi, 04 min
Vidor 95 mi 1:29 1 h 29 min 3.1 gal
I 10 6 mi, 05 min
Stark 101 mi 1:35 1 h 35 min 3.4 gal
I 10 30 mi, 26 min
Sulphur 132 mi 2:01 2 h 01 min 4.4 gal
I 10 6 mi, 05 min
Rose Bluff 137 mi 2:06 2 h 06 min 4.6 gal
I 10 6 mi, 05 min
Lake Charles 143 mi 2:12 2 h 12 min 4.8 gal
I 10 9 mi, 09 min
Iowa 153 mi 2:21 2 h 21 min 5.1 gal
I 10 24 mi, 20 min
Jennings 176 mi 2:42 2 h 42 min 5.9 gal
I 10 16 mi, 14 min
Crowley 193 mi 2:56 2 h 56 min 6.5 gal
I 10 10 mi, 08 min
Rayne 203 mi 3:05 3 h 05 min 6.6 gal
I 10 37 mi, 35 min
Ramah 239 mi 3:40 3 h 40 min 7.8 gal
I 10 13 mi, 13 min
Grosse Tete 252 mi 3:54 3 h 54 min 8.5 gal
I 10 13 mi, 12 min
Port Allen 265 mi 4:06 4 h 06 min 9.0 gal
I 10 5 mi, 05 min
Baton Rouge 270 mi 4:12 4 h 12 min 9.0 gal
I 10 5 mi, 06 min
Audubon Terrace 275 mi 4:18 4 h 18 min 9.3 gal
I 10 5 mi, 04 min
Highlandia 280 mi 4:23 4 h 23 min 9.5 gal
I 10 8 mi, 08 min
Cornerview 288 mi 4:32 4 h 32 min 9.8 gal
I 10 4 mi, 03 min
Gonzales 291 mi 4:35 4 h 35 min 9.8 gal
I 10 31 mi, 28 min
Laplace 323 mi 5:03 5 h 03 min 10.7 gal
I 10 11 mi, 10 min
Kenner 334 mi 5:14 5 h 14 min 11.3 gal
I 10 5 mi, 04 min
Metairie 339 mi 5:19 5 h 19 min 11.4 gal
I 10 8 mi, 08 min
New Orleans 347 mi 5:28 5 h 28 min 11.7 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Houston to New Orleans?

Fuel cost: 45.9 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 347.3 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.88 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from Houston to New Orleans?

Driving time: 5 h 28 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 162 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 2 h 22 min
  • 53 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 49 min
  • 40 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 39 min
  • 66 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 1 h 6 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 1 min
  • 22 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 26 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 30 mph = 1 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Houston to New Orleans by land?

The distance between Houston and New Orleans is 347.3 mi by road including 345.5 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Houston and New Orleans respectively.

How far is Houston to New Orleans by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Houston and New Orleans is 317.5 mi.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Houston and New Orleans respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Houston from New Orleans by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 38 min to cover the distance of 318 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 19 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Houston to New Orleans?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 7 min to cover the distance of 318 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 26 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Houston and New Orleans?

The halfway point between Houston and New Orleans is Jennings. It is located about 2 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Jennings to Houston is 176 mi and driving will take about 2 h 42 min. The road between Jennings and New Orleans has length 171 mi and will take approximately 2 h 46 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Crowley is in 193 mi from Houston and 155 mi from New Orleans
  • Iowa is in 153 mi from Houston and 195 mi from New Orleans
  • Rayne is in 203 mi from Houston and 145 mi from New Orleans

Where is Houston in relation to New Orleans?

Houston is located 318 mi west of New Orleans.

Houston has geographic coordinates: latitude 29.75894, longitude -95.3677.

New Orleans has geographic coordinates: latitude 29.94993, longitude -90.07012.

Which highway goes from Houston to New Orleans?

The route from Houston to New Orleans follows I 10.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • US 90: 39 mi
  • US 69: 2 mi
  • US 96: 2 mi
  • US 287: 2 mi
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