Getting Around New Orleans

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
If you are traveling to New Orleans from other parts of the country or from other countries, the fastest way to get there is by plane. The New Orleans International Airport serves many of the major airlines, giving you an easy opportunity to get to the city. The airport also includes several shuttles and taxis that can take you to your hotel or destination in town.

Regional Transit Authority - Buses and Streetcars
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority operates a system of public buses and streetcars that can get you around town conveniently. This budget friendly method of transportation includes several routes throughout the city that allows you to get on and off the bus from bus stops that are within a few steps of the city's attractions and activities. You can also catch the public bus from in front of your hotel or business.

Taxicab Companies
The city has a number of taxicab companies that provide service to the businesses and entertainment venues throughout the city. Riding in a taxi can save you money and make traveling around New Orleans much easier and convenient. Traveling in a taxi allows you to get from your home or hotel to your destination without worrying about having to stop for gas or finding a parking space when you get there.

Rental Car Agencies
If you want a little more freedom to travel around while you are in New Orleans, or need to go to locations that public transit does not travel to, then consider renting a car. There are several car rental agencies throughout town as well as at the airport and many major hotels that can offer you just the right size or model car that you need. Renting a car allows you to travel around the area on your own schedule instead of having to meet the public transit schedule.

Amtrak Train
Another convenient way to travel to and from New Orleans is by using the Amtrak train. Amtrak runs regular schedules through New Orleans on its way to other cities in the South. The Amtrak station is located in downtown New Orleans and is just a few minutes from many of the hotels and businesses in the downtown area. You can also catch a cab, rent a car or get on the public bus or shuttle from the Amtrak station to get to your destination.