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New Orleans - Baton Rouge Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Traveling by bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge usually takes around one hour and 58 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance73 mi (117 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$15.49
Trips per day20
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New Orleans to Baton Rouge

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




February 26, 2020- Visiting family


Pros: The price and quickness. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus and the trip confirmation email with more details. Tips: Arrive 30-60mins before hand.



July 8, 2019- Vacation


Pros: I was able to sleep. the driver wasn't going to fast. He informed of approximate time we would arrive. He informed us about stop where we could take a break. Tips: If you are trying to save on airfare by flying into BTR and not MSY, take the bus not cab from BTR. You can stay on budget by getting a cab from BTR to bus station pay $15 for bus to NO then cab to hotel. the cost to take a cab from BTR to downtown NO is approx $160.

How much is a bus ticket from New Orleans to Baton Rouge?

Bus tickets for a trip from New Orleans to Baton Rouge cost $17.49 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


Bus tickets from New Orleans to Baton Rouge are expected to cost between $17 and $18 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Baton Rouge within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $17. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

Traveling from New Orleans to Baton Rouge by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $16 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to $2.15.

What bus companies travel from New Orleans to Baton Rouge?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New Orleans to Baton Rouge that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 16 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US41h 22m$18.25
Greyhound162h 3m$17.87
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 16 bus trips from New Orleans to Baton Rouge every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 3 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baton Rouge usually start from $15.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 58 minutes to cover the 73 miles from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from New Orleans to Baton Rouge every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from New Orleans to Baton Rouge without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New Orleans to Baton Rouge; ticket prices start at $30.00.

City Information

New Orleans

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New Orleans is the most populous city in the southern state of Louisiana and one of the most popular party destinations in the whole world. Known as The Big Easy, New Orleans is famous for its distinct French-Spanish architecture, Creole cuisine, and unique music. Around the globe, New Orleans is best known as the host city of Mardi Gras, a late-winter carnival known for flashy costumes and never-ending street parties. Because of that, NOLA is consistently among the preferred vacation destinations among spring breakers and post-grad travelers.

There’s a lot more to New Orleans than just partying, though. While you’re in town, connect with the artistic side of your personality with a visit to the famed New Orleans Museum of Art where you will find the South’s most impressive collection of French and American art. A visit to the Big Easy will not be complete without stopping by some of the city’s iconic cemeteries. Whether you take a guided tour or you explore on your own, you will learn a lot about the area’s history and urban legends.

New Orleans is one of the main economic and commercial centers of the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and as such it is easily accessible by all kinds of transportation. The airport is located not too far from the city center, while the city’s main bus and train station, the Union Passenger Terminal, is placed right in the heart of downtown New Orleans.

Baton Rouge

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The humbler and more genial cousin of New Orleans, Baton Rouge is an attractive city with a rich history and remarkable cultural landmarks. The top destination in Baton Rouge is Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Boasting a Gothic Revival architectural style and awe-inspiring towers, the building is now a museum with numerous exhibits about the state's history. Next, visit the USS Kidd, considered one of the world's most authentically restored marine vessels. For those interested in rural American life, check out the LSU Rural Museum, whose exhibitions focus on the working classes of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Baton Rouge's food scene is just as vibrant as New Orleans', with a wide range of options to choose from. Those who love fine dining should not miss out on St Francisville Inn & Restaurant, which offers Southern specialties and amazing pub dishes. For a more unique taste, check out Cocha, which offers seasonal local dishes.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is the main airport in the city, located just 10 miles north of downtown. The city's bus terminal on Florida Blvd serves Amtrak trains as well as intercity Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New Orleans?

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Main departure station: Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Opened in 1954 to replace the five depots spread throughout the city, the Union Passenger Terminal connects all of New Orleans’ passenger rail into one iconic building. To this day, it remains the largest transportation hub in New Orleans and is a key link for travel throughout the Southern United States. Three of Amtrak’s long distance train lines end their service at Union Passenger Terminal: the City of New Orleans line from Chicago, the Crescent line from New York City, and the Sunset Limited line from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Buses operated by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines also serve this station, as well as public transit which connects to New Orleans’ famous streetcars. At the station, there are shops, a game room, and food for purchase, and the city’s must-visit French Quarter is just a mile away.

All bus stations in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

  • New Orleans Canal St

  • St Charles Ave & Poydras St

Where does the bus arrive in Baton Rouge?

Main arrival station: Baton Rouge Park & Ride

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Baton Rouge.

All bus stations in Baton Rouge:

  • Baton Rouge Park & Ride

  • Chevron Gas Station

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