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Tips to know when travelling to New Orleans

Travelers usually depart from Detroit Metropolitan, Detroit, Detroit, MI Train station, or Detroit-Southwest when they travel from Detroit to New Orleans. Book your trip to arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, or New Orleans, LA-Charles Poydras. The distance between Detroit and New Orleans is 1493 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. Detroit and New Orleans have 30 direct flights per week.

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New Orleans travel tips

1) Find glowing moon jellies at the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans

Walking the waterfront Mississippi in New Orleans, visit the Aquarium of the Americas at 1 Canal Street. It hosts the Caribbean, the rivers (and rainforests) of the Amazon, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mississippi River underwater ecosystem. Do not miss glowing moon jellies. Kids adore them.

2) It's time to post amazing photos on Instagram after visiting the Music Box Village in New Orleans

Head to the Music Box Village in New Orleans to take the atmospheric shots for Instagram; the festoon lights and wooden detailing are a great background for a photo. After the photoshoot, walk around and beat the tiny musical homes, which let out sounds that fill the air. Admission is $12.

3) See where locals in New Orleans buy shoes

Go to 4122 Magazine Street in New Orleans to buy a pair of great shoes at Feet First. As you can understand from the name, they are so dedicated to the quality. Very few tourists know that it is possible to buy top-quality sandals, boots and heels for around $40 at this local shop.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Detroit to New Orleans?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Detroit and New Orleans takes around 2.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Detroit and New Orleans?
The flight distance between Detroit and New Orleans is 1493 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Detroit and New Orleans?
Several carriers operate flights between Detroit and New Orleans. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Detroit?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Detroit and London, Las Vegas, Orlando, Austin, Phoenix, Denver, Fort Myers, Miami, Manchester, San Francisco, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, Edinburgh, Sacramento, Raleigh, Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Bellingham.
What are the most popular routes to and from New Orleans?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New Orleans and London, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Austin, Boston, New York, Orlando, Manchester, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Taipei, Washington, D.C., Reykjavik, Dublin, Philadelphia, Denver, Manila, Malta, Raleigh.
Which airports are there in Detroit?
Detroit is mainly served by Detroit Metropolitan. But there are other airports nearby, including Willow Run Airport, Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport.
What airports are near Detroit?
The main airport in Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan. It is also served by Cleveland Hopkins International, Gerald R. Ford International, Bishop International, Akron–Canton, Fort Wayne International, Windsor International, Toledo Express, Capital Region International, London International, MBS International.
What airports are near New Orleans?
The main airport in New Orleans is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International. It is also served by Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, Gulfport–Biloxi International, Mobile Regional, Lafayette Regional, Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional.
What buses and trains depart from Detroit?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Detroit, including Indian Trails, Greyhound.
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