Directions from New Orleans to Indianapolis

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Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 29 min

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

$154 - $459

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 31 min

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

$89 - $123

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  19 h 45 min

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

$140 - $359

Bus via Nashville, Tn  •  20 h 35 min

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

$112 - $266

Drive  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Indianapolis 822.9 miles

$80 - $120

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to Indianapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 20 h 31 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,800
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 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
Burlington Trailways
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Orleans and Indianapolis is 1148 km. The road distance is 1317 km.

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Indianapolis is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Indianapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $150 - $460.

No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Indianapolis. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Indianapolis, IN via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 31 min.

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