Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

New Orleans, US


Getting into New Orleans

Bus, taxi or shuttle


The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) bus runs a 50-minute route between the airport and downtown New Orleans, via Airline Drive. Bus fare is USD 2. Buses run every 15-60 minutes depending on time of day.

Riley Terminal, landside, upper level, outside airport entrance #7
Hours: 05:20-21:20 Mon-Fri, 06:30-21:16 Sat, 07:28-21:13 Sun


Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the central business district for USD 24 one way or USD 44 roundtrip. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation.


A cab ride from the airport to downtown costs USD 36 for one to two passengers or USD 15 per person for three or more passengers. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Riley Terminal, landside, lower level, outside baggage claim area

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Getting around the airport


  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11 miles west of downtown New Orleans.
  • The airport has two terminals, East and West, connected by a central ticketing alley.
    There are three concourses, B, C, and D.
    The West Terminal uses Concourses B and C while the East Terminal uses Concourse D.
  • The lower level is the baggage claim and arrivals level; the upper level is the ticketing level in the Main Terminal area.
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Sweet, Deepfried Dough Pockets

West Beignet in West Terminal

New Orleans is well known for their beignets. A beignet is a small pocket of dough that can be filled or not, which is deepfried and served with powdered sugar. Like a donut but better. Try them right in the airport at West Beignet.

  • West Beignet
    Location: landside, western terminal area, next to Delta counter
    Opening hours: 05:00-20:00 daily
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  • Delta Air Lines Delta Sky Club, main terminal, airside, concourse D, next to gate 4. Hours: 5:00AM-7:30PM Sun-Fri, 5:00AM-6:00PM Sat.
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Save on Your Car Rental

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You will find car hire agancies in the Car Rental Facility, which is located in a separate building close to councourses B and C. The following car hire companies are available: Avis, Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Thirfty and National. You can book a car at the airport, or save money by booking online before you travel.

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Mobile charging

Mobile Qubes

There are a lot of mobile charging stations available throughout the airport. Besides, there are "Mobile Qubes" in concourse B and C where you can charge your phone. 

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Luggage storage


  • landside, next to baggage claim 5. Hours: available for 24 hours.
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