There are 7 ways to get from Columbus to New Orleans by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to New Orleans  •  3 h 48 min

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

$164 - $392

Cheapest option

Bus via Civic Center Station  •  22 h 6 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

$99 - $211

5 alternative options

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  7 h 13 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  •  21 h 46 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

$107 - $278

Bus, train via Hudson Transit Center  •  26 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Memphis, Tn 1537
  2. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak City Of New Orleans

$131 - $335

Bus, train  •  29 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak

$186 - $528

Drive  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to New Orleans 915 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to New Orleans is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 15 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to New Orleans is to fly which costs $160 - $400 and takes 3 h 48 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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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Columbus to New Orleans, including transfers.

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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 21 h 46 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and three other airlines fly from Columbus to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to New Orleans via Cincinnati, Oh and Atlanta, Ga in around 21 h 46 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 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 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Columbus to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $390
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
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
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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 Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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