There are 7 ways to get from Cincinnati to New Orleans by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Covington  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to New Orleans (MSY) CVG - MSY

$123 - $669

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  19 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Atlanta, Ga 1157 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$91 - $180

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Bus to Columbus, fly  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  2. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to New Orleans (MSY) CMH - MSY

$181 - $429

Bus, night bus, train  •  18 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Nashville, Tn
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
  3. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

$110 - $294

Bus  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Atlanta, Ga 1157 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563

$93 - $237

Bus, train  •  24 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
  3. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

$158 - $386

Drive  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cincinnati to New Orleans 810.6 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Cincinnati to New Orleans is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cincinnati to New Orleans is to fly which costs $120 - $700 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cincinnati to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Cincinnati, Oh and arriving at New Orleans, La via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 27 min.

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The distance between Cincinnati and New Orleans is 712 miles. The road distance is 810.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to New Orleans without a car is to bus and night bus and train which takes 18 h 9 min and costs $110 - $300.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Cincinnati to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Cincinnati to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cincinnati, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs $120 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $240 and takes 19 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Covington Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 56 min.

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Cincinnati to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

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Map of how to get from Cincinnati to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 712.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Cincinnati, OH, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Allegiant Air, Delta and three other airlines fly from Cincinnati to New Orleans every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cincinnati to New Orleans via Atlanta, Ga in around 19 h 27 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
17 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Megabus
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Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis to Champaign-Urbana
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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