There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to New Orleans by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to New Orleans (MSY) IND - MSY

$153 - $459

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Bus Megabus  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$90 - $123

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  20 h 18 min

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

$161 - $385

Bus via Louisville, Ky  •  23 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La

$119 - $273

Drive  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to New Orleans 823.8 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis and arriving at New Orleans via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 15 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and New Orleans is 717 miles. The road distance is 823.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Indianapolis to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Indianapolis to New Orleans bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New Orleans station.

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 3:44 AM in Indianapolis and 2:44 AM in New Orleans.

Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to New Orleans is 824 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 29 min to drive from Indianapolis to New Orleans.

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  • Distance: 717.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Air and three other airlines fly from Indianapolis to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 20 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,900
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $4,400
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
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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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
Book at
megabus.com
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
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 Louisville, Ky to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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

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

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There are 656+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs .

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