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

5 hours, 6 minutes

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Driving time from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA

How long is the drive from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA? The total driving time is 5 hours, 6 minutes.

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

If you're planning a road trip, you might be interested in seeing the total driving distance from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA.

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If you leave after an early breakfast in Houston you will arrive in New Orleans for a late lunch. You’ll find New Orleans’ food culture vastly different from Houston’s.

Foods like jambalaya, gumbo, Po-boys, beignets and crawfish etouffee are among the many that are unique to New Orleans. Though you will find jambalaya or gumbo in other parts of the country, the best are still found in New Orleans.

For a unique food and live jazz experience we suggest having brunch in New Orleans. Here are 13 places to get the best New Orleans traditional brunches:

Albertine’s Tea Room
Café Amelie
Café Degas
Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland’s
Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
Dante’s Kitchen
Feelings Café
Little Gem Saloon
The Old Coffee Pot
Vacherie Restaurant

Brunch is available on Sundays. Some restaurants offer Saturday brunch. Brunch is usually served from 10:30 am to 2 pm. In addition to food, most restaurants have live jazz during brunch.

Make sure you call ahead.

Houston, Texas

City: Houston
State: Texas
Country: United States
Category: cities

New Orleans, Louisiana

City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
Category: cities

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