Flying to New Orleans

Before you eat a Po-boy, ride the streetcar, go to a Mardi Gras parade or just walk down Bourbon Street, you have to get to New Orleans. Here's how to manage that.

By Air

New Orleans is served by the Louis Armstrong International Airport that is located west of the city in Jefferson Parish at 900 Airline Drive in Kenner, Louisiana. There are 10 airlines that serve New Orleans. They are:

  • Air Tran
  • American
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • Express Jet
  • Jet Blue
  • Northwest
  • Southwest
  • United
  • US Airways

Ground Transportation

Taxicab From the airport you can take a taxicab. A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one person and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage.

Airport Shuttle The Airport Shuttle is the official ground transportation for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Shuttle service is available to and from downtown New Orleans hotels, French Quarter, and the Convention Center, every day of the year (except from 2 AM - 3:30 AM), with vans departing approximately every 30 minutes. The cost is $20 one-way, $38 round trip for adults and children 6 and older; children under 6 ride free. To get all the information, and how to get tickets, go to this website.

Rental Car As with most airports, several major car rental companies have cars available at the New Orleans airport. Check here for car rental deals.

Limousine Service For arriving in style, there's nothing like a limo. There are several limousine services from which to choose. Here's a list.

Rather Drive

If you would like to drive to New Orleans, here is the information you need.