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Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)
Formerly New Orleans International
Airport. Most people coming to New Orleans arrive through Louis
Armstrong International Airport.
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Amtrak has three trains that service New
Orleans: The City Of New Orleans, The Crescent, and The Sunset
Limited. Slow down, reduce travel stress, and see the landscape.
The trains arrive at the Union Passenger Terminal on Loyola Avenue,
next to I-10, and on the edge of the Central Business District
Remember the old slogan, "Take the
bus, and leave the driving to us?". The terminal is at the
same location as Amtrak (Union Passenger Terminal).
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Airport (MSY) is not far from the Fairmont Hotel New Orleans,
the conference headquarters. It
is 14 miles (22 KM) from the Airport to the Fairmont Hotel or
the downtown area of New Orleans. Airport
transportation is available upon arrival in New Orleans. The fares
from the airport to the Fairmont Hotel are about $20 round trip
per person. After claiming your luggage at the airport, proceed
to the airport shuttle ticket desk located across from the baggage
claim carousels on the ground level. Return trips to the airport
can be prearranged by dialing (504) 522-3500. Credit cards accepted
are American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Phone: (504)
522-3500. Web site: http://www.airportshuttleneworleans.com/.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day—a taxi
ride from the airport to downtown is a fixed rate of $28.00 for
one passenger. For parties of more than two, the fare is $12.00
per person. Companies that provide service to and from the airport
are listed below. Otherwise, taxi rates are $2.50 plus $1.00 per
mile thereafter. During peak visitor times taxi rates are $3.00
per person or the meter rate, whichever is higher.
Crescent City Cab
Fares are subject to change. Please confirm prices and hours of
operation before arriving in New Orleans.
Bus routes extend to almost every corner of the city. The fare
is $1.25 (plus 25 cents per transfer). Express buses cost $1.50.
Historic streetcars run two daily routes: the St. Charles Streetcar
runs 24 hours a day down St. Charles Avenue from Canal Street
to Claiborne Avenue and the “streetcar style” Vieux Carre bus
runs the perimeter of the French Quarter from 5:00 am to 7:15
pm. Fares for the streetcars are $1.25 each way (plus 25 cents
per transfer). There is also the Riverfront Streetcar that runs
a 1.9 mile route from Canal Street to Riverview weekdays from
6:00 am to midnight and weekends from 8:00 am to midnight. Fares
for the Riverview Streetcar are $1.50 (plus 25 cents per transfer).