• Transportation

  • Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

    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: To/From Airport

    Airport Shuttle operates door-to-door shared-ride shuttles to/from the airport. The shuttle costs $24.00 (per person, one-way) or $44.00 (per person, round-trip). These fares include three (3) bags per person. Additional baggage may be subject to additional fees.

    Passengers can purchase tickets at Airport Shuttle ticket booths located on the lower level in the baggage claim area, online at http://www.airportlimousineneworleans.com or by phone at +1.866.596.2699.

    Shuttle Bus: To/From Convention Center

    Shuttle bus service will be provided for AAO 2017 attendees between all official Academy hotels and Morial Convention Center during meeting hours Saturday, Nov. 11, through Tuesday, Nov. 14. There will be limited service on Friday, Nov. 10.

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

    Rideshare (Uber)

    Uber offers transportation services from Louis Armstrong International Airport. Passengers can meet their driver in the Ground Transportation Center, located on the first floor of the Short-Term Parking Garage across from baggage claim area 6.

    Taxis and Limousine Service

    New Orleans taxis have meters and offer a credit card payment option. A cab ride from Louis Armstrong International Airport is approximately $36.00 to the Central Business District or French Quarter for one or two persons. A charge of $15.00 per passenger is added for three or more passengers. Pick-up a taxi on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area.

    A-Airport Limousine operates from Louis Armstrong International Airport. Rates range from $58.00 for two passengers to $118.00 for eight passengers. Rates vary depending on the number of passengers and the type of vehicle. Passengers can request service at kiosks located in the baggage claim area, visit www.airportlimousineneworleans.com, or call +1.504.305.2450.

    Bus Service To/From Airport

    The Airport-Downtown Express (E2) Bus ($2.00), operated by Jefferson Transit Authority (JET), and the Airport Express (202) Bus ($1.50), operated by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), provide nine daily departures to downtown New Orleans. Both utilize the bus stop located on the outer lanes of the second floor, outside the Concourse C Lobby Information Booth. Check their respective websites for schedules and route information.


    Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the transportation service provider of Orleans Parish. The RTA system includes five streetcar lines and 34 bus routes.

    The standard fare for a one-way trip is $1.25 per passenger. Find more fare and multi-ride farecard information.

    Car Rental

    Louis Armstrong International Airport operates a Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) located in walking distance from the main terminal baggage claim area. Nine rental car companies currently operate at the airport. Find more car rental information.


    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.