Drive from Houston to New Orleans

When you drive from Houston to New Orleans, you'll follow Interstate 10 from eastern Texas to the eastern edge of Louisiana. With so many fascinating things to do and see along the way, be sure to save extra time for some of the most interesting sights along the way. Follow this route to plan a two-day road trip from Houston to New Orleans that the whole family will enjoy. Be prepared for the open road by visiting our checklist of road trip essentials.

Drive Time from Houston to New Orleans: approximately 6.5 hours
Distance from Houston to New Orleans: approximately 385 miles
Best vehicle for the trip: Full-Size SUV

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