Local Area Information

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Airport:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport  (MSY) 
900 Airline Dr.  Kenner, LA 70062 
Phone: (504) 303-7800

Fourteen airlines provide service to New Orleans, including direct non-stop flights from 38 different major US cities. For more detailed information, please visit their website at: www.flymsy.com

Maps: www.neworleansonline.com/tools/transportation/maps.html

Parking at the Convention Center: http://www.mccno.com/about-us/maps-directions/

Transportation Options:

Airport Shuttle Service:
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.For more information or reservations, please call (866) 596-2699 or visit online at www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.

Streetcar: 
There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates downtown but takes you different parts of the city.
Streetcars in New Orleans offer $1.25 fares and can be paid with exact change when you board. One, three, and 31-day unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes” are also available for $3, $9 and $55 respectively. See the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)'s website for a list of places to purchase these. 

Taxis: 
A cross-town ride from your French Quarter/downtown hotel to an uptown jazz club or neighborhood restaurant is typically under $20, and a safe, fast way to get from point A to point B if you're unsure of streetcar or bus stop locations along the way. 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. A list of possible options can be found on the New Orleans Tourism HERE

Ride Sharing:
Download the Uber or Lyft apps on your smart phone to pick up a ride in minutes. These apps will match you with a local driver who will take you to your destination, and you can simply pay with your phone at the end of your trip. Cars range from low-cost UberX and Lyft rides to larger SUV’s, and even Uber Black cars with specialty service for those who wish to ride in luxury.

RTA Bus:
There are 30 different bus routes in the city. And for only $1.25 per trip, you can cover everything on your list in the Garden District, and still make it back for an early dinner in the French Quarter. For more information on bus routes and public transportation, check out the RTA’s website at www.norta.com.