The driving time from Dallas, Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana is:

8 hours, 6 minutes

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Driving time from Dallas, TX to New Orleans, LA

How long is the drive from Dallas, TX to New Orleans, LA? The total driving time is 8 hours, 6 minutes.

Your trip begins in Dallas, Texas. It ends in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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New Orleans' French Quarter is filled with top-class restaurants, museums, art galleries, bars and hotels. It is the place to go to for food, entertainment, shopping and unique attractions.

The French Market was originally a Native American trading post along the Mississippi River. the French and Spanish took over and made it a market for traders from Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Today French Market is an open-air market with shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, flea market and cafes. The Farmer's Market Pavilion in French Market is open daily and offers local produce and specialty foods.

Every Wednesdays and Sundays, the pavilion brings in vendors with locally grown seasonal vegetables and homegrown spices. If you are planning a trip in spring check out the dates and times of the yearly Creole Tomato Festival.

To get there take the St. Charles streetcar from Uptown or the Canal St. streetcar from Mid-City. Get off at Canal and Carondelet Street and walk a few blocks down to the Mississippi River.

Also visit the Dutch Alley, an extension of the French Market. Here you will find the only New Orleans Jazz National Park, the Dutch Alley Artists' Co-op for NOLA art, and historic statues. Find out more info at

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Dallas, Texas

City: Dallas
State: Texas
Country: United States
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New Orleans, Louisiana

City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
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