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Ground Transportation

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To and From the Airport
To and From the Convention Center

To and From the Airport
The Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) serves New Orleans. It is located in Kenner, LA approximately 11 miles (20 minutes) from New Orleans' Central Business District.

Contact your hotel regarding whether they offer complimentary transportation to and from the airport.

Shared-Ride Shuttles
Airport Shuttle operates door-to-door shared-ride shuttles between the airport and hotels/Morial Convention Center. Annual Meeting attendees using the online reservation portal receive a discounted price of $35 per person, round trip. One way is $20 per person.

Make a shared-ride shuttle reservation now. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time.

To change an existing reservation you cannot use the online portal. Call 1.866.596.2699.

Car Rental
Car rental discounts for attendees have been arranged with Avis and Budget Rent-a-Car. Make your reservations through Association Travel Concepts online or by phone: 1.800.458.9383 (toll free from within the U.S. or Canada) or +1.858.362.2719. Or, contact the rental companies directly:

  • Avis - Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) code is J100502
    Toll free tel. (from within the United States and Canada): 1.800.331.1600
  • Budget Rent a Car - Budget Customer Discount (BCD) code is U064319
    Toll free tel. (from within the United States and Canada): 1.800.842.5628

Taxis and Limousine Service
New Orleans taxis have meters and offer a credit card payment option.

Rates are $3.50, plus $2.00 per mile or $0.25 for every 40 seconds of waiting time when the cab is not moving. A cab ride costs approximately $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons. A charge of $14.00 (per passenger) is added for three or more passengers. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage.

Pick-up a taxi at the Louis Armstrong International Airport on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. You can make arrangements with the Airport Limousine company prior to landing in New Orleans.

To and From the Convention Center

Shuttle Bus
View the 2013 Annual Meeting Shuttle Schedule (PDF 121KB).

Shuttle bus service will be provided for 2013 Annual Meeting attendees between all official Annual Meeting hotels and Morial Convention Center during meeting hours Saturday, Nov. 16, through Tuesday, Nov. 19. There will be limited service on Friday, Nov. 15.

The schedule will also be printed in the Meeting Guide and Final Program, as well as available through the Mobile Meeting Guide. Hotel rates include an $8 fee to partially defray shuttle costs.

Parking
There are several public parking lots around Morial Convention Center available for a daily fee. All are in close proximity and walking distance to the convention center on Convention Center Blvd.

Taxis
New Orleans taxis have meters and offer a credit card payment option. Rates are $3.50, plus $2.00 per mile or $0.25 for every 40 seconds of waiting time when the cab is not moving.

RTA
RTA (Regional Transit Authority) is the transportation service provider of Orleans Parish. The RTA system includes three streetcar lines and 32 bus routes.

The standard fare for a one-way trip is $1.25 per passenger, with an additional $0.25 for a transfer. Multi-ride farecards are available.

Find maps, schedules and consult the online RTA trip planner. The RTA does not provide direct service to and from the Louis Armstrong International Airport (which is in Jefferson Parish).

Pedicabs
NOLA Pedicabs offer a new option to getting around New Orleans. Operators of these small, open air vehicles are ready to pedal you across town. Call +1 504-274-1300 to schedule a pick up.