There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans to Louisville by plane, 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 to Louisville  •  6 h 24 min

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

$142 - $770

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga 1596
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Louisville, Ky 1196 / ...

$79 - $228

3 alternative options

Fly to Nashville, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Nashville (BNA) MSY - BNA
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY

$168 - $454

Train, bus  •  17 h 36 min

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

$108 - $275

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Louisville 709.3 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Louisville is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Louisville is to fly which costs $140 - $800 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Louisville is 628 miles. The road distance is 709.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from New Orleans to Louisville, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Louisville. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Louisville, Ky via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Louisville, KY, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to Louisville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Louisville via Atlanta, Ga in around 18 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
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 Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
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 Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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