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There are 4 ways to get from Indianapolis to New Orleans by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 33m

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

$153 - $459

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Bus  •  20h 15m

  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

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  20h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL 1401 / ...
  2. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$137 - $348

Drive  •  13h 29m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to New Orleans 823.8 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to New Orleans is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to New Orleans is to fly which costs $150 - $460 and takes 4h 33m.

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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 20h 15m.

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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 20h 15m and costs $90 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m 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 4h 33m and costs $150 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $130 and takes 20h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 717.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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 20h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Indianapolis to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
17h 13m
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
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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New Orleans is 1h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 5:39 AM in Indianapolis and 4:39 AM in New Orleans.

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

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

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There are 744+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39m and costs $2.

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