There are 6 ways to get from New Orleans to Louisville by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Louisville  •  6 h 5 min

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

$142 - $770

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Bus  •  18 h 11 min

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

$84 - $228

4 alternative options

Fly to Lexington, bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Lexington (LEX) MSY - LEX
  2. Take the bus from Lexington, KY to Louisville, KY

$199 - $880

Fly to Indianapolis, bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Indianapolis (IND) MSY - IND
  2. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$165 - $482

Train, bus  •  15 h 14 min

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

$106 - $273

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Louisville 709.3 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

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 11 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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The best way to get from New Orleans to Louisville without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min 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 6 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 11 min.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Louisville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Louisville is 1 h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 6:07 AM in New Orleans and 7:07 AM in Louisville.

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

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 627.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

Delta, Southwest 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 11 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Lexington via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $4,400
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $4,400
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from New Orleans to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 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 Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
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megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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megabus.com
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 Birmingham, Al to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 20 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 15 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Louisville Airport.

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

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There are 191+ hotels available in Louisville. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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