Drive from Chicago to New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, is known for its colorful Mardi Gras spirit, but this city offers much more than just parades. Its charm attracts visitors year-round for its historic homes, Southern, Cajun, and Creole dining, picturesque parks, and so much more. When traveling from Chicago to New Orleans, you can easily transition from chilly weather to humid heat. Pick up a comfortable full-size sedan from Enterprise to make your road trip comfortable and convenient as you make your way south to this soulful city. Be prepared for the open road by visiting our checklist of road trip essentials.


Drive Time from Chicago to New Orleans: approximately 15 hours
Distance from Chicago to New Orleans: approximately 1,000 miles
Recommended car for this road trip: Full-size sedan

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