There are 7 ways to get from Kansas City to New Orleans by plane, bus, night 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  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to New Orleans (MSY) MCI - MSY

$142 - $568

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Memphis, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Baton Rouge, La
  4. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$113 - $293

5 alternative options

Bus, night bus, train  •  21 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
  3. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak

$130 - $358

Train, night bus  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
  3. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak

$154 - $419

Train  •  28 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak City Of New Orleans

$189 - $542

Night bus, bus  •  20 h 4 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kansas City, MO to Texarkana, AR 113
  2. Take the night bus from Texarkana, Ar to Shreveport, La
  3. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to New Orleans, La

$160 - $277

Drive  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to New Orleans 914.7 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to New Orleans is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $140 - $600.

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The distance between Kansas City and New Orleans is 1097 km. The road distance is 1464 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Kansas City to New Orleans, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at New Orleans, La via St Louis, Mo, Memphis, Tn and Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 14 min.

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What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kansas City to New Orleans every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to New Orleans via St Louis, Mo, Memphis, Tn, and Baton Rouge, La in around 22 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carbondale Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$370 - $550
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
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
Night bus from Texarkana, Ar to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Shreveport, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Kansas City, MO to Texarkana, AR
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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