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Air Travel

New 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 (CBD).

Greyhound Bus
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).

Local Transportation

Airport Shuttle
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:

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.

Algiers Cab Service
(504) 367-5061

Checker Cab
(504) 525-3311

Crescent City Cab
(504) 822-3600

Liberty Cab
(504) 822-5974

Rollins Cab
(504) 486-7655

United Cabs Incorporated
(504) 522-9771

Note: 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).





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