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There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans to Louisville by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 24m

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

$112 - $410

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  18h

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

$84 - $113

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16h 45m

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

$106 - $273

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19h 20m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Montgomery, Al
  3. Take the bus from Montgomery, Al to Louisville, Ky

$87 - $220

Drive  •  11h 35m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Louisville 709.3 miles

$65 - $100

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

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Louisville is to fly which costs $110 - $410 and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Louisville. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Louisville, KY via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h.

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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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The best way to get from New Orleans to Louisville without a car is to train and bus which takes 16h 45m and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from New Orleans to Louisville, including transfers.

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New Orleans to Louisville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Louisville is to fly which takes 4h 24m and costs $110 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 18h.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 41m.

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New Orleans to Louisville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 627.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 24m

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

Allegiant Air and Delta fly from New Orleans to Louisville every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Louisville via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 18h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Mobile, Al to Montgomery, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Montgomery, Al to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from New Orleans to Mobile
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Louisville is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 4:53 PM in New Orleans and 5:53 PM in Louisville.

Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Louisville is 709 miles. It takes approximately 11h 35m to drive from New Orleans to Louisville.

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Allegiant Air and Delta offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Louisville Airport.

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Book your New Orleans to Louisville bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Louisville. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38m and costs $1 - $17.

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