Travel to and Around New Orleans

NewOrleansOnline.com is a great place to start planning your trip with restaurants, nightlife, activities, and other resources.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau offers additional planning tips and resources, including a map of the city. 

Visit Ride New Orleans to choose an app that will tell you when the next streetcar or bus is coming.

Airport

The closest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). 

Taxicabs to Downtown New Orleans

Average fare is $33.00 for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Airport Shuttle to Downtown New Orleans

Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the Central Business District for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. Ticket booths for the shuttle are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.  

Car Rental

There are 9 rental agencies with offices on the lower level of the airport. Check with each company for rates. Click here to view rental car company contact information.

How Do I Get Around Downtown New Orleans?

Although New Orleans is considered one of the most walkable cities in the country, there are other quick and easy options as well.

  • Streetcars – There are stops at all of the favorite destinations including a stop right outside the front door of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Fare is $1.25 each way or you may purchase a 1- or 3-day Jazzy Pass. Click here for more information.
  • Pedicabs - A pedicab is a great way to get across the Quarter, go to and from your hotel, or just pop across town in style and comfort. Either call them up or hail one on the street. Friendly drivers will tell you their rates and get you where you need to go.
  • Taxi – You can always take a taxi. Easily hailed from your conference hotel. Taxicabs are metered.
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