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Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi river, about an hour’s drive from New Orleans. Its sub-tropical climate means that it’s warm or hot for much of the year, with only a couple of months of cool weather and occasional snowy or icy conditions. The most popular time to visit is during the early summer. Temperatures in June and July peak around 92 degrees Fahrenheit so be sure to pack your sunscreen and hat. Spring is the next busiest tourist season, and the city is particularly lovely with spring blossoms and daily high temperatures of 74 – 86 degrees Fahrenheit. If you visit during the fall, you’ll find that fewer tourists means you can find good deals on rooms and flights to Baton Rouge. From December – February, with high temperatures averaging between 62 – 66 degrees Fahrenheit and lows around the freezing mark, it can be quite chilly. Baton Rouge even experiences the occasional snow or sleet storm, and icy conditions that can make roads treacherous. Visitors from the north may scoff at these temperatures, but as a city unaccustomed to this kind of weather, with a little snow on the ground Baton Rouge grinds to a standstill. February usually sees a spike in tourism around Mardi Gras, when the city is bursting with parades and parties.


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Delta
Delta
BWI
07 Dec
Baltimore/Washington airport
6h 17m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
Delta
BTR
09 Dec
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
6h 42m
1 Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
235 USD
United Airlines
United Airlines
BWI
02 Jan
Baltimore/Washington airport
5h 48m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
United Airlines
BTR
06 Jan
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
6h 01m
1 Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
235 USD
Delta
Delta
BWI
22 Feb
Baltimore/Washington airport
5h 50m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
Delta
BTR
26 Feb
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
4h 03m
1 Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
236 USD
Delta
Delta
BWI
15 Nov
Baltimore/Washington airport
4h 13m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
Delta
BTR
16 Nov
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
6h 51m
1 Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
247 USD
American Airlines
American Airlines
LGA
09 Dec
New York LaGuardia airport
6h 31m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
American Airlines
BTR
15 Dec
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
4h 33m
1 Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia airport
251 USD
American Airlines
American Airlines
EWR
09 Dec
Newark airport
5h 02m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
American Airlines
BTR
15 Dec
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
4h 40m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
251 USD
American Airlines
American Airlines
EWR
09 Dec
Newark airport
5h 02m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
American Airlines
BTR
15 Dec
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
4h 40m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
251 USD
American Airlines
American Airlines
LGA
23 Jan
New York LaGuardia airport
4h 57m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
American Airlines
BTR
27 Jan
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
4h 49m
1 Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia airport
251 USD
American Airlines
American Airlines
LGA
04 Feb
New York LaGuardia airport
4h 57m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
American Airlines
BTR
11 Feb
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
4h 49m
1 Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia airport
251 USD
Delta
Delta
BWI
22 Feb
Baltimore/Washington airport
5h 50m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
Delta
BTR
26 Feb
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
4h 03m
1 Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
236 USD
American Airlines
American Airlines
DCA
02 Nov
Washington Reagan-National airport
5h 02m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
American Airlines
BTR
05 Nov
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
5h 00m
1 Stop
DCA
Washington Reagan-National airport
297 USD
American Airlines
American Airlines
EWR
24 Jan
Newark airport
5h 04m
1 Stop
BTR
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
American Airlines
BTR
27 Jan
Baton Rouge Ryan airport
5h 14m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
251 USD

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You can find flights to Baton Rouge from major US cities with United, Delta and American Airlines.


How to get from the airport to Baton Rouge city center?

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Baton Rouge Ryan
5 mi from city center

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

The airport serving Baton Rouge is also known as Ryan Field, and is located four nautical miles north of the central business district. Here are your options for transport into Downtown Baton Rouge.

Shuttles

Your hotel may offer shuttle services to and from the airport, so be sure to ask when you’re making reservations. Otherwise, you can find the contact information for local companies offering shuttle, limousine and charter bus services here.

Taxis

Hail a cab or pre-book with Lyft or Uber from the airport and get downtown in 12 minutes, for a fare of approximately $14.00 USD.

Public Transportation

You can ride the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) express bus from the airport into Downtown Baton Rouge. Board route 103 and ride to the Hilton and Indigo hotels in 16 minutes for a fare of $4.00 USD.

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How to get around in Baton Rouge?

Downtown Baton Rouge is quite compact and walkable, and you may enjoy strolling around historic neighborhoods like Spanish Town and Beauregard. When you need a rest, hop on to a CATS bus or the free downtown trolley. Here are some details about your options for Baton Rouge transportation.

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Taxis usually charge a meter drop of $4.00 USD, and $2.00 USD per mile, with a surcharge after midnight. Uber and Lyft both operate in the city and usually offer a cheaper alternative, with rates starting at $1.25 USD for the meter drop, then $0.90 USD per mile, with a minimum fare of $5.00 USD.

Public Transportation

The local CATS buses serve all of Baton Rouge, with a single ride fare costing $1.75 USD. You may purchase a day pass for $4.00 USD, or a 7-day pass for $19.00 USD. There is also a free trolley service running between many of the tourist attractions downtown. The Capitol Park trolley operates weekdays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, approximately every 8 minutes.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Baton Rouge?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Baton Rouge

Things to do and places of interest in Baton Rouge

The famous ‘Red Stick’ offers many interesting historical and cultural sights and events. Here are a few suggestions for your itinerary, when you travel to Baton Rouge.

  • Check out the stunning Old State Capitol building, now the Museum of Political History. Standing high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi river, the 1847-dated Gothic Revival castle was burned by the Union Army, and then repaired in 1882. It then served as the state capitol until 1932.
  • Tour the USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial, a nautical center consisting of the destroyer USS Kidd, an observation tower and museum. Come aboard the USS Kidd, nicknamed the Pirate of the Pacific, and learn about the ship’s long and fascinating history before it was decommissioned in 1964.
  • If you visit during Mardi Gras, go to Spanish Town to take part in the celebrations – widely considered some of the most spectacular in the country. Spanish Town is the most bohemian area of the city, full of hip bars packed with patrons.
  • Take your children to see the Baton Rouge Zoo, where they can admire exotic animals like rhinos, parrots, Chilean flamingos, Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises, and Mike the tiger. At the Kids Zoo, they’ll see domestic barnyard animals and can burn off some steam in the tunnels and play equipment.
  • Visit the 1791-dated Magnolia Mound Plantation, sitting close to the banks of the Mississippi river. The plantation, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, covers 16 acres and is open to the public for tours.
  • Culture vultures will enjoy the art scene in Baton Rouge, with most of the museums clustered around the downtown core. Stop by the Shaw Center, featuring the Manship Theatre and two galleries.

Tips and tricks for visiting Baton Rouge

If the weather is stormy during your visit, you should know that because Baton Rouge is so flat and drainage is poor, there is a danger of encountering flash floods. Places you should be wary of, due to urban flash flooding, include along River Road under the Mississippi River Bridge, some areas in the Garden District, and Brightside in south Baton Rouge.

Mardi Gras is a ton of fun, but watch out for the beads! They can give you a good whack if you aren’t paying attention. Sometimes the streets are a bit crowded as well, so if you are unsteady on your feet, you’d best stay away from the busiest areas.