The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (airport code: MSY) is located approximately 16 miles (40 minutes) from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Many airlines provide service to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport such as American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, and United. Feel free to book your travel with the airline(s) that best meet your needs.
Taxicabs: Taxicab booths are located on the first level of the Terminal outside of Baggage Claim Belts 1 and 14. Passengers must wait in line at one of these booths for taxi service. Approximate cost for a taxi is $36-$51 on-way plus tip.
Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to hotels and various other locations in the New Orleans for $24.00 (per person, one-way). These fares include three (3) bags per person. Additional baggage may be subject to additional fees. Passengers can purchase tickets at the Airport at Airport Shuttle ticket booths located on the first level throughout the Baggage Claim area.
Discounted Airport Shuttle (New): There are a few simple rules—
- In order to be able to book travel online you must book at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time.
- The group has been set up to book online so they can both make and change their existing reservation online.
- The discount only applies to reservations made through this web portal — if not the discount doesn’t apply.
- Attached (pdf) is an information sheet/map of our airport locations.
Mass Transit: The Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provide nine (9) daily departures to downtown New Orleans. Both utilize the bus stop located on the outer lanes of the second floor, outside the Concourse C Lobby Information Booth.
Rideshare: Uber and Lyft offers transportation services from the Airport. Passengers can meet their rideshare service outside of the Ground Transportation Center located on the first floor of the Short-Term Parking Garage by crossing the pedestrian crosswalk located outside of Baggage Claim 6.
Car Rental: The Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) is located a short walk away from the main terminal. Passengers should exit the Baggage Claim area (first level) near Belts 12-14 and continue to the right down a covered walkway to the CONRAC. Nine (9) rental car companies currently operate at the airport.
*ACA offers exclusive members-only discounts through Hertz, Thrifty, and Dollar Car Rental. Find reservation information and discount codes (ensure you are logged in with your ACA username and password to view this member benefit)
Find additional information about ground transportation to and from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.