There are 4 ways to get from St. Louis to New Orleans by plane, bus, night 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  •  3 h 53 min

  1. STL - MSY

$180 - $429

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 3 min

$87 - $224

2 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  17 h 16 min

  1. 4711
  2. City Of New Orleans

$101 - $287

Drive  •  11 h 5 min

  1. 680.2 miles

$65 - $100

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from St. Louis to New Orleans every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to New Orleans via Memphis, Tn and Baton Rouge, La in around 17 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carbondale Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between St. Louis and New Orleans is 964 km. The road distance is 1088 km.

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

The quickest way to get from St. Louis to New Orleans is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $180 - $430.

No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at New Orleans, La via Memphis, Tn and Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from St. Louis to New Orleans, including transfers.