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.

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Fly  •  3 h 39 min

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

$174 - $430

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 3 min

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

$87 - $224

2 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  17 h 16 min

  1. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale 4711
  2. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak City Of New Orleans

$101 - $287

Drive  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to New Orleans 680.2 miles

$65 - $100

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

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to New Orleans is to fly which costs $170 - $430 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and New Orleans is 603 miles. The road distance is 680.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from St. Louis to New Orleans, including transfers.

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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.

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The nearest airport to New Orleans is New Orleans (MSY) Airport which is 11.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) (68.1 miles), Baton Rouge (BTR) (76.3 miles), Mobile (MOB) (120.9 miles) and Pensacola (PNS) (176.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 602.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from St. Louis to New Orleans 4 times a day. 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
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Contact Details
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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