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There are 10 ways to get from Kentucky to Louisiana by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly Covington to New Orleans  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to New Orleans (MSY) CVG - MSY

$122 - $652

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Bus Megabus  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to New Orleans

$84 - $120

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Fly Louisville to New Orleans  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to New Orleans (MSY) SDF - MSY

$182 - $903

Fly Louisville to Baton Rouge  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Baton Rouge (BTR) SDF - BTR

$203 - $979

Fly Louisville to Lafayette  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Lafayette (LFT) SDF - LFT

$182 - $866

Fly Owensboro to New Orleans  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Owensboro (OWB) to New Orleans (MSY) OWB - MSY

$135 - $618

Bus to Nashville, fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Bowling Green, Ky to Nashville, Tn
  2. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to New Orleans (MSY) BNA - MSY

$176 - $455

Bus, night bus, train  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
  3. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

$102 - $273

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Atlanta, Ga 1123
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$90 - $228

Drive  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Louisville to New Orleans 710.1 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Kentucky to Louisiana is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kentucky to Louisiana is to fly which costs $120 - $650 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kentucky to Louisiana. However, there are services departing from Louisville, Ky and arriving at New Orleans, La via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 35 min.

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The distance between Kentucky and Louisiana is 610 miles. The road distance is 710.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Kentucky to Louisiana without a car is to bus and night bus and train which takes 16 h 9 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Kentucky to Louisiana, including transfers.

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Kentucky to Louisiana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Louisville, Ky station.

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The best way to get from Kentucky to Louisiana is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs $120 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 18 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Covington Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 59 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Kentucky to Louisiana.
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  • Distance: 609.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

What companies run services between Kentucky, USA and Louisiana, USA?

Allegiant Air, Delta and three other airlines fly from Covington to Kenner hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Louisville to New Orleans via S 1st @ W Broadway, Louisville, KY, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, New Orleans, and Julia Street Station in around 18 h 51 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Louisville to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Louisville to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis, Nashville
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis, Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis, San Antonio
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Nashville to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Nashville to New Orleans via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Louisville to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Louisville to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Nashville to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Louisville to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Louisville to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Louisville to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Louisville to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Louisville to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Louisville to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Louisville to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Louisville to New Orleans via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Louisville to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Louisville to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Owensboro to New Orleans via St. Louis, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Nashville to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $310
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 Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
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 Bowling Green, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
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

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Louisiana is 1 h behind Kentucky. It is currently 4:33 PM in Kentucky and 3:33 PM in Louisiana.

Yes, the driving distance between Kentucky to Louisiana is 710 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 39 min to drive from Kentucky to Louisiana.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Covington Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Book your Kentucky to Louisiana bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Kentucky to Covington Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $2.

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