There are 4 ways to get from New Orleans to St. Louis by plane, train, bus 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  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to St. Louis (STL) MSY - STL

$174 - $429

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Memphis, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to St Louis, MO

$83 - $184

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo 4700 / ...

$105 - $285

Drive  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to St. Louis 680.4 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to St. Louis is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to St. Louis is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $170 - $430.

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The distance between New Orleans and St. Louis is 964 km. The road distance is 1089 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from New Orleans to St. Louis, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at St Louis, MO via Baton Rouge, La, Poplar Ave at Dunlap St and Memphis, TN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 48 min.

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What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from New Orleans to St. Louis 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to St. Louis via Baton Rouge, La, Memphis, Tn, Poplar Ave at Dunlap St, Hudson Transit Center, and Memphis, TN in around 18 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to St. Louis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to St. Louis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$370 - $550
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110

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