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There are 6 ways to get from Cincinnati to New Orleans by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Covington  •  4 h 15 min

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

$123 - $669

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Bus via Civic Center Station  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Atlanta, Ga 1105 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$96 - $192

4 alternative options

Bus to Indianapolis, fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to New Orleans (MSY) IND - MSY

$165 - $481

Bus  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Atlanta, Ga 1105 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$98 - $249

Bus, train  •  23 h 48 min

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

$149 - $372

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 4 h 15 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 21 h 55 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 which takes 21 h 16 min and costs $95 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 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 4 h 15 min and costs $120 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $200 and takes 21 h 16 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: 4 h 15 min

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

Allegiant Air, Delta and two other airlines fly from Cincinnati to New Orleans every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cincinnati to New Orleans via Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 21 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $4,400
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
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
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megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Burlington Trailways
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
+1 215-856-7924
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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New Orleans is 1 h behind Cincinnati. It is currently 10:39 AM in Cincinnati and 9:39 AM in New Orleans.

Yes, the driving distance between Cincinnati to New Orleans is 811 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 19 min to drive from Cincinnati to New Orleans.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Covington Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Book your Cincinnati to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 721+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Covington Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs $2.

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