Maps & Directions

Traveling to Natchitoches is easy!

Located conveniently in north-central Louisiana, Natchitoches is within easy reach by automobile via Interstate 49. Take Hwy. 6 exit 138, 5 miles to Natchitoches. Interstate 49 connects with I-20 to the north in Shreveport and I-10 in Lafayette. When traveling from south Louisiana to Natchitoches, consider using I-49 exit 119. Louisiana 119 will take you on a scenic drive through plantation country. The other alternative is I-49 exit 127 that connects to LA Hwy. 1, just south of Natchitoches. Interstate 49 provides direct access to many major cities in the state, including Alexandria, Monroe and Lake Charles. State Hwy. 84/Hwy. 6 connects Natchitoches to Natchez, Mississippi on the east and Lufkin, Texas on the west.

Traveling to Natchitoches is easy! Natchitoches is within five hours traveling time from five major metropolitan areas, which makes it a great place to spend a long weekend. Two nights at one of the many bed and breakfasts or nine motels will give you time to enjoy our historical flavor.

  • Shreveport, LA 72 Miles
  • Jackson, MS 230 Miles
  • Alexandria, LA 50 Miles
  • Houston, TX 230 Miles
  • Dallas, TX 260 Miles
  • New Orleans, LA 240 Miles
  • Little Rock, AR 260 Miles
  • Lafayette, LA 140 Miles
  • Lake Charles, LA 140 Miles
  • Monroe, LA 109 Miles
  • Jackson, MS 230 Miles
  • Oklahoma City, OK 435 Miles

Natchitoches Parish Airport

Commercial air service is just an hour away at the Alexandria-Esler Regional Airport and the Shreveport Regional Airport. Both airports are served by American, Continental and Northwest. Shreveport is also served by Delta, TWA and U.S. Air. Individual or group travel arrangements to and from the airport should be arranged with a local representative or through area car rental companies.

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