Because New Orleans is really a “small” big city, it’s actually quite affordable to go from here to there by cab. A cross-town ride from your French Quarter/downtown hotel to an Uptown jazz club or neighborhood restaurant is typically under $20. You'll also find taxis indispensable when trekking out to such favorite local spots as Mid-City Lanes Rock N' Bowl Uptown or Vaughan's in the Bywater District.
A cab ride costs about $36 from the airport to the city center for one or two people and $15 per passenger for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. (Prices are subject to change but are regulated by the city.)
Below are cab companies currently servicing the New Orleans area. You can often find a cab stand near major hotels and attractions and you can always call ahead.