Transfer to/from - New Orleans airport (MSY)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in New Orleans airport (MSY)

Transportation

 
New Orleans airport (MSY)

Ride-sharing - Uber and Lyft pick passengers up outside the luggage recollection area, between doors 9 and 11.

Bus - Line E1 (Veterans-Airport) from Jefferson Transit (Tel +1 504 248 3900) departs from the third level to the city centre, with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes. Tickets cost USD2.00 and stops include Veterans Clearview and Veterans Causeway. They operate Mondays through Fridays from 4:55 am to 8:40 pm, Saturdays from 5:50 am to 8:15 pm and Sundays from 7:00 am to 8:50 pm.
Route 202 (Airport Express) from RTA (Tel +1 504 248 3900) has a fare of USD1.50 and runs to Elk Place and Union Passenger Terminal from 3:45 am to 7:00 pm.
Airport Shuttle New Orleans (Tel +1 866 596 2699) provides shared transport to hotels in the central business district of New Orleans, with a frequency of 30 min. and a fare of USD24.00. There are reservation counters on the lower level of the baggage reclaim area, between doors 3 and 4.
In addition, at the downtown bus station, you can board Greyhound services (Tel +1 504 525 9371 / 800 231 2222) to destinations throughout the country.

Train - The nearest train station is located in Union Station, in the city centre. There are Amtrak schedules (Tel +1 215 856 7924 / 800 872 7245) to Chicago, Memphis, New York, Atlanta, San Antonio, Tucson, Phoenix and Los Angeles.

 

Car rental search

 
Taxi - Cabs operate from the lower level, outside the luggage recollection hall. The trip to New Orleans central business district takes 20-30 minutes and costs around USD36.00.

Further information on public transport

Latest updates: March 02, 2020

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.