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How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

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How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

Hi. I am planning a trip to Mobile (or Daphne), Alabama from NYC in May. I am looking for the most efficient and least costly way to get there. I will have enough TrueBlue points to fly for free, but unfortunately, they don't fly anywhere near Mobile or Daphne. I have a friend who wants to fly into New Orleans and drive from there, (it's a 2.5 hour ride), but I'd be the one doing the driving, which is a turn off at this point. Wondering if anyone has any ideas?

Thanks much!

Theresa

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1. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

What kind of ideas? The drive is an easy one, on I-10 all the way.

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2. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

I-10 or drop down to hiway 90 at Bay St louis and drive along the coast to Biloxi and then go back to I-10. A pretty drive and the heart of the Katrina damage. Either way it is not a difficult drive.

The Mississippi and Alabama Welcome Centers on I-10 are both very nice

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3. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

Thanks. I was concerned about being tired after my flight, then doing the drive. Was trying to find a bus or another method of transporation. Mapquest projects it as a 2.5 hour trip.

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4. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

Have you checked about flying into Pensacola or Gulfport?

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5. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

Thanks for the suggestion. Just checked it out - looks like the closest JetBlue flies to Mobile is New Orleans. I've tried googling buses from NO to Mobile, but haven't come up with anything promising, as yet.

Be well,

Theresa

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6. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

Only buses are most likely Greyhound and they usually stop in every little town so not worth loooking into. Really is an easy drive once you get out of New Orleans. If you're arriving at night and don't want to drive into Daphne, stop in Biloxi and visit a casino.

Be careful entering the Mobile Bay tunnel. It's a sharp curve and you really do need to slow down. Whoever designed it, needs to be shot!

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7. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

Thanks so much for your help!

Be well,

Theresa

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8. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

We fly out of NOLA all the time. Just did it from NYC myself. I stick to I-10 and it's a straight shot, easy drive.

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9. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

How long does it take to do the drive?

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10. Re: How can I get from New Orleans to Mobile (or Daphne) Alabama

Approx 2 1/2 hours.

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