The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is the main airport that serves the Baton Rouge area. Major airlines that provide service to the Baton Rouge airport include American (American Eagle service), Northwest, Delta, and Continental. Once you arrive in Baton Rouge, if you plan to rent a car while in town, you have plenty of car rental companies to choose from at the airport. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty all have service desks at the airport. A taxi from the airport to the city center will cost around $25. Airport shuttle service is also available; make reservations in advance.

Another choice is fly into nearby New Orleans (70-80 minutes by car) which has much better flight service (and the flights are much cheaper).

Downtown Baton Rouge is not to hard to navigate, so you should have little to no problems driving around downtown. If traveling to Baton Rouge by car, the main highways that surround Baton Rouge include Interstate 10, which runs south to New Orleans and west to Houston from Baton Rouge, and Interstate 12, which runs southeast of the city.

Since hurricane Katrina, Baton Rouge has been at double its normal population and is now the largest city in Louisiana thanks to tens of thousands of New Orleanians who now live and work there.  The city's infrastructure was strained before Katrina and is now near the breaking point.  Expect heavy traffic all day on major thoroughfares especially I-10 and I-12.  Bumper-to-bumper traffic is not uncommon even during the early afternoon even off the interstates.

Travel by bus or train are two more options when traveling into Baton Rouge. Greyhound and Amtrak both have schedules which include Baton Rouge as a destination.