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About Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport

Louis Armstrong International Airport is an international airport serving the State of Louisiana in the USA. The airport is located 11 km from New Orleans and is named after New Orleans Jazz musician Louis Armstrong. In 2005, Louis Armstrong International Airport sustained damage in areas during hurricane Katrina and after restoration work was carried out the same year, it started to continue its flight operations. In 1940, Louis Armstrong Airport was built in place of Shushan Airport and annually is close to serving 20 million passengers.

Getting to the City Center from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport

You can reach the city center from New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport by taking a taxi or using the airport shuttle service. It’s also possible to do this much less costly by using public transport and taking the bus. If you want to save time and travel in comfort, or luxury, then you can rent a car or a limousine. You can also see if you can make use of an airport shuttle service offered by your hotel.  


There are 2 separate waiting locations for taxis outside the exit of the arrivals terminal where passengers should get in line. The taxi fare from the airport to the city center is 36 dollars for 1 or 2 people, 15 dollars more is added per person if you are more than two people. If you don’t want to pay with cash then the taxis also accept credit card payments.

Airport Shuttle Service

The airport shuttle service can take passengers to main points in the center and to various hotels. You can get tickets from the Airport Shuttle kiosk that’s just outside the arrivals terminal exit. A one-way ticket for one person is 24 dollars. If you know you’re going to use the shuttle service again, then you can get a round-trip ticket for 44 dollars. Every passenger has an allowance of 3 bags. If you have luggage in a non-standard shape or size then you may need to pay some extra fees.

Car Rental

There’s a consolidated car rental system (CONRAC) in New Orleans Louis Armstrong International in a separate location to the terminal building. You can choose a car that’s suited for you budget there from 9 separate agencies. To get to CONRAC you should use the exit next to the baggage reclaim belt 12 - 14 and walk a short distance. To get to the city center from the airport you should follow the I-10 W motorway and it should take around 20 minutes to reach the city center.


If you prefer to use public transport then you can reach the city center in around 40 minutes by taking the 202 bus. The ticket price is $ 1.50.

Hotel Shuttle Services

Hotels also offer shuttle services to and from New Orleans Airport. It’s quite practical and comfortable but can be a little more expensive than taking the bus. You can contact your hotel to inquire about whether they provide this service and get some more detailed information if they do.


If you want to have a comfortable and luxurious journey then you can rent a limousine from the A-Airport Limousine agency that’s located in the baggage claim area of arrivals. Prices begin at $58 for 2 people and go up to $ 118 for 8 people.

Last Updated: 25 May 2018
Getting to Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport from the City Center

You can either use taxis, shuttle services, or public buses to reach Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport from the city centre. It is also possible to hire a car or limousine. In addition, some hotels in the city offer airport shuttle services to its guests.


You can find a taxi to drive you to the airport 24 hours a day, which costs on average 30 to 40 dollars. You can pay both in cash and with a credit card.

Shuttle Service

Airport shuttle service companies pick up travellers from their hotels or designated places in the city centre. If you would like to use the shuttle service on your way back, you can buy a return ticket when you land at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

A one-way ticket is sold for 24 dollars while a return ticket costs 44 dollars. Travellers are allowed to take up to 3 bags with them for free. If you have not made the adjustments beforehand, your hotel can provide you with the contact information, route, and the schedule.

Car Rental

You will see many car rental companies in New Orleans city centre. Your hotel can provide you with the contact details of car rental companies. If planning to reach the airport with your rented vehicle, you need to take the Interstate 10 W (I-10 W) highway. The journey from the city centre to the airport in normal traffic conditions take approximately 20 minutes.


If you prefer to use public transportation to get to the airport, you can take the bus route 202 from the city centre. It takes around 40 minutes, and a ticket costs 1.5 dollars.

Hotel Shuttle Service

Some hotels in New Orleans offers shuttle service to its guests. It is a very practical alternative for those who do not want to worry about how they are going to reach the airport. However, it is a little costlier when compared to a taxi. You should find out whether your hotel provides shuttle services, and make need to book a seat in advance. 


You can arrange an extremely luxurious and comfortable ride from your hotel to the airport with the A-Airport Limousine company located at the airport. The prices start from 58 dollars for 2 people and increase up to 118 dollars for 8 people.

Airport Information

New Orleans International Airport, which was named after the famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong, is located 11 miles west of the city centre. You can eat, drink, or shop at the airport. Apart from basic facilities like the post office, Bureau de Change (currency exchange) offices, a child care room, and ATMs, there are two lounges and duty free shops also available at the airport. Additionally, free Wi-Fi is available across the airport.

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2016

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