How to Get to Baton Rouge


Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (map) is located just 10 miles from LSU. American, Continental, Delta and US Airways operate frequent jet flights from the airport to hubs in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Memphis. 

For more information, call (255) 355-0333.


Catch a bus into Baton Rouge! 

Greyhound Bus Station
1253 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-4633

The bus station is located less than five miles from the LSU Campus.

Take a Train

While there is no train station in Baton Rouge, connecting bus service can be booked with a train connecting in New Orleans or Hammond.

1001 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans Passenger Terminal
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 528-1612

Hammond Amtrak
404 NW Railroad Avenue
Hammond, LA 70401
(800) 872-7245


From New Orleans, Baton Rouge is an 80-mile northwest drive on I-10, which drives into the heart of downtown. The distance between the two Louisiana cities is an easy 90-minute drive if you avoid weekday rush hours; if you catch the traffic of commuter rush hours at either end it can take a lot longer. If you're driving in from anywhere east of Louisiana, come into Baton Rouge via I-12, which will take you north of Lake Ponchartrain and bypasses New Orleans. From the west, I-10 connects Lafayette, Houston and Los Angeles with Baton Rouge. From the east, I-10 connects Baton Rouge with Mobile, Pensacola and Jacksonville. If you're coming from Chicago, St. Louis or Memphis follow I-55 South and merge onto I-12 West and continue driving for roughly 45 miles.