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Journey Information

New Orleans to Baton Rouge bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$12.00
Shortest Duration1h 44m
Trips per day7
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $12.83 was the low point for bus fares from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Buses from Baton Rouge to New Orleans are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $12.83 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $5.72 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 73 miles (117 kilometers) from New Orleans, LA to Baton Rouge, LA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 44 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Baton Rouge, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New Orleans?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 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 Louisiana to Louisiana without transferring.

What bus companies travel from New Orleans to Baton Rouge?

There is one bus company that operates from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound72h 4m$15.07

Where does the bus leave from in New Orleans?

New Orleans, Louisiana has two bus stations with service to Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Baton Rouge?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

  • Bus Terminal - 1253 Florida Blvd
  • Chevron Gas Station

Price trends for buses from New Orleans to Baton Rouge

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New Orleans, LA to Baton Rouge, LA
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 26, 2020Visiting family
The price and quickness.
Cleanliness of the bus and the trip confirmation email with more details.
Arrive 30-60mins before hand.
July 8, 2019Vacation
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.
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.

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