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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Flight distance from Louisville to New Orleans (Louisville International Airport – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport) is 620 miles / 998 kilometers / 539 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 40 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to New Orleans (MSY) is 713 miles / 1147 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 17 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Louisville to New Orleans.

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

How far is New Orleans from Louisville?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Louisville and New Orleans. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 620.426 miles
  • 998.479 kilometers
  • 539.136 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 621.443 miles
  • 1000.115 kilometers
  • 540.019 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″W

B Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Louisville and New Orleans is 1 hour. New Orleans is 1 hour behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

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New Orleans, LA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 115 kg (254 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → New Orleans (MSY).

Distance:
620
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
620

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