Gretna travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gretna

With a population of 17,736, Gretna is a must-see destination in Louisiana, United States.

Where to Eat in Gretna

If you’re looking for affordable options, Buca di Beppo - Gretna (197 Westbank Expressway) and Tony Mandina's Restaurant (1915 Pratt St) are great picks.

When to visit Gretna

Gretna in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gretna in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Gretna


When flying to Gretna, you’ll arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY), which is located 21 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Gretna from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 18h 10m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Gretna. The train journey from Gretna to Lafayette takes 4h 25m and costs around $49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $44 for a 7h 59m trip.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gretna, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Valley Transit. From Baton Rouge, the bus ride to Gretna takes 161 km and will cost you around $57. From Houston, the ticket costs about $133 for a journey of 620 km.

Airlines serving Gretna

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,067 reviews)
Air France
Good (840 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
Good (4,033 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (203 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (760 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
Good (599 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in popular areas of Gretna

Most booked hotels in Gretna

Hotel Monteleone
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Le Pavillon New Orleans
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Good (7.4, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Gretna

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in Gretna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68. The most frequently booked car type in Gretna is Economy (Nissan Versa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.