Getting Around the City

Although New Orleans is considered one of the most walkable cities in the country, we have plenty of other options for your transportation needs. Whether you're walking from the Morial Convention Center to the Audubon Aquarium or hopping on the streetcar to visit the historic cemetaries, grab a map of the city or two and go exploring. If you're wondering when the next bus or streetcar is coming your way, try downloading the TransitHub App.

Airport Shuttle:

Airport Shuttle New Orleans 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 2-3:30 a.m.), with vans departing approximately every 30 minutes. For Departure Reservations (from downtown New Orleans back to the airport) please call (504) 522-3500 or (866) 596-2699 no later than 24 hours prior to your flight.

Adults (6 or older) can purchase tickets for $44 round trip per person, or $24 one-way. Children under 6 are free. The first 3 bags per passenger are free. Please call 866-596-2699 for more information or visit

Taxi and Rideshare Apps:

Taxi cabs offer a flat rate from the airport to the Central Businsess Distrcit and downtown hotels. One or two passengers is $36. For 3 or more passengers the fare is $15 per passenger, not to exceed 5 people. Taxicab Bureau: 504-658-7102

Rideshare apps, including Uber and Lyft, are also available in New Orleans. Select options are available for pick-up at the Louis Armstrong New orleans International Aiport, while all options are available for drop-off.

RTARegional Transit Authority (RTA) App:

RTA New Orleans has recently launched the new gomobile ticketing application. This mobile app is a convenient way for locals and tourists alike to get around our city by using buses, streetcars and ferries. By using the mobile app, you can read system maps and schedules, find out when the next bus or streetcar is scheduled to arrive, and learn which RTA stops are closest to your current location! Spread the good news! Find out more about this transit advantage by visiting the RTA website.

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Ride through the Crescent City on a national historic landmark that only costs $1.25. You can also purchase a Jazzy Pass which entitles the bearer to unlimited rides on all streetcars and bus lines. A 1-Day Jazzy Pass can be purchased from the bus or streetcar operator when you board. Only cash is accepted. The 1-day and 3-day Jazzy Passes are available from Walgreens Stores in New Orleans, various other stores, and online. To purchase Jazzy Passes online or for a list of other retail outlets, please click here. Jazzy Passes cost $3 for 1-day and $9 for 3-days. Streetcars have been rumbling along St. Charles Avenue for more than 165 years. Thousands of residents commute to work on the olive-green electric cars every day. 

Riverfront Streetcar: 

For $1.25, you can ride the traditional green or newer red streetcars. The two-mile route includes stops at all the right places: the Convention Center at Julia Street, Riverwalk, the Aquarium of the Americas, the French Market, and the Old Mint on Esplanade. Operates 7 days a week, 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m. 

Canal/Carrollton Streetcar:

 The "newest" re-established streetcar line in New Orleans runs the length of Canal Street. This is the original "Cemeteries" line, which runs from the Mississippi River to the cemeteries located at the Mid-City end of Canal Street. Along the line there is a Carrollton Spur, which will take you to beautiful City Park, home of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. This stop is also within walking distance to the Fairgrounds Race Course, where the world-famous New Orleans Jazz Festival takes place every April-May. The Cemetery Branch operates 5 a.m.-3:30 a.m. The City Park / Museum Branch operates 6:15 a.m.-1:20 a.m.

St. Charles Streetcar:

This line is open around the clock with less frequent service in the evening and early-morning hours. Stops along St. Charles and Carondelet Streets. Travels from the edge of the French Quarter all the way down beautiful St. Charles Avenue. The views of historic architecture beneath the shade of massive, ancient live oaks convey so much of New Orleans' charm and character. The line passes by celebrated restaurants, shops and hotels; some destinations include the Garden District, Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo and Tulane and Loyola Universities.


Pedicabs are a new, green form of transportation to recently hit the streets of New Orleans. Eco-friendly, efficient and fun, a pedicab is a great way to get across the Quarter, go to and from your hotel, avoid traffic and parking frustrations, 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.  


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