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Airport Shuttle
Airport Shuttle

Airport Transportation

Getting to and from Louis Armstrong International Airport

Airport Shuttle Service

The Airport Shuttle, the official ground transportation for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, will get you where you’re going in New Orleans quickly and safely.

Where They Pick Up at the Airport

Look for Airport Shuttle signage right outside the baggage area. The vehicles are white with yellow "Airport Shuttle" lettering on the side.

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Taxi cab

Where They Go

Airport Shuttle service is available to and from Downtown and Uptown New Orleans hotels, the French Quarter, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Cruise Ship Terminals.

Return to the Airport

Look for the Airport Shuttle parked in front of your hotel/departure location approximately 5 to 7 minutes before scheduled departure time.


Shuttles run every day of the year, with vans departing approximately every 30 minutes (except between 2 and 3:30 a.m.).

Purchasing Tickets

You can purchase ticket(s) at or in person at the Airport Shuttle Ticket Desk, located on the ground level of the airport across from the baggage claim area, or you can make a reservation by calling 866-596-2699. They accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover (and cash if you're paying in person at the airport location). If you're purchasing your ticket(s) at the airport, please claim your luggage FIRST.

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. 

Costs and Fine Print

  • $24 one-way, $44 round trip for adults and children 6 and older. Children under 6 ride free (subject to change)
  • The first three average-sized bags per passenger are free. Oversized or additional luggage is subject to an additional fee (Please Note: Vehicles cannot handle equipment or large items)
  • Although not required, travelers must provide their own child car seats or booster seats, if wanted
  • Special arrangements may be made for groups and pre-purchased vouchers
  • Shuttle tickets are non-refundable
  • Fares do not include a driver gratuity
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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Handicap accessible vehicles are available, but require a one-week reservation prior to arrival. For more information or reservations, please call 866-596-2699 or visit


There is a cab stand right outside of the airport. Fares are $33 each way for one or two people. Three people or more are $14 each. There is a $1 per bag fee. This fare is good from the airport to anywhere in the city of New Orleans. It’s regulated by the city but is subject to change.

Ride Sharing

Easily order an Uber or Lyft when you land at the New Orleans airport, and they’ll get you to your destination in no time! Located on the bottom level of the airport parking lot, there is a designated spot for rideshare pick ups. It is conveniently across the street from baggage claim, so grab your suitcase and meet your driver. Trips to and from the airport with start and end locations in Orleans Parish are a minimum of $33.

City Bus

Hop the RTA’s 202 Airport Express, which travels from the airport terminals to Elk Place at Canal Street in Downtown New Orleans. The fare is $1.50 and the bus makes 9 daily trips to New Orleans.