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

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Fly to New Orleans  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to New Orleans (MSY) CMH - MSY

$164 - $392

Cheapest option

Bus via Civic Center Station  •  23 h 37 min

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

$109 - $221

5 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Baton Rouge (BTR) CMH - BTR
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$227 - $1,015

Bus  •  24 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La

$114 - $293

Bus, train via Indianapolis, IN  •  25 h 38 min

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

$190 - $438

Bus, train  •  28 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$152 - $456

Drive  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to New Orleans 915 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at New Orleans, La via Cincinnati, Oh and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 7 min.

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The distance between Columbus and New Orleans is 803 miles. The road distance is 915 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Columbus to New Orleans, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Columbus. It is currently 11:43 AM in Columbus and 10:43 AM in New Orleans.

Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to New Orleans is 915 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 3 min to drive from Columbus to New Orleans.

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Map of how to get from Columbus to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 803.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Columbus to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to New Orleans via Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati, Oh, Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 23 h 37 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.com
Megabus
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Danville, IL
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Danville, IL to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Columbus Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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