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

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Bus  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Shreveport, La 3810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to Monroe, La 1522 / ...

$111 - $206

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Bus via Baton Rouge, La  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Shreveport, La
  3. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to Monroe, La

$117 - $222

Train, bus, taxi  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Lafayette Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Shreveport, La
  3. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to Ruston, La
  4. Take a taxi from Ruston, La to Monroe

$148 - $265

Drive  •  4h 59m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Monroe 302.1 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Monroe (MLU) MSY - MLU

$460 - $1,240

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Monroe is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Monroe is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4h 59m.

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The distance between New Orleans and Monroe is 215 miles. The road distance is 302.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Monroe without a car is to bus which takes 11h 8m and costs $110 - $210.

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It takes approximately 11h 8m to get from New Orleans to Monroe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Monroe is to bus which takes 11h 8m and costs $110 - $210. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $460 - $1,300 and takes 5h 9m.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Monroe Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 23m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Monroe is 302 miles. It takes approximately 4h 59m to drive from New Orleans to Monroe.

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

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There are 29+ hotels available in Monroe. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Monroe.
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  • Distance: 215.1 miles
  • Duration: 11h 8m

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

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Monroe via Shreveport, La and Monroe, La in around 11h 8m. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from New Orleans to Monroe hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Monroe via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Monroe via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Monroe via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 New Orleans, La to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Shreveport, La to Monroe, La
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Lafayette, La to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Shreveport, La to Ruston, La
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Other operators
Taxi from Ruston, La to Monroe
Ave. Duration
30m
Estimated price
$75 - $90

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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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