Getting to and from the airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 13 miles west of the Central Business District. A taxi costs about US$35. Courtesy and airport shuttle services to hotels in or near downtown are $24 one way or $44 round trip. Ticket booths are on the lower level in the baggage claim area. Public transport from the airport is available for $2 via the Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) and $1.50 for the Regional Transit Authority. For detailed schedule and route information, visit the bus websites.
Know before you go
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Native language: English
Getting around the city
Walking is one of the best ways to explore New Orleans. If you’re staying in the French Quarter or Central Business District, you can walk to many attractions with ease. Many streets are closed to vehicles, making them friendly to pedestrians.
The iconic New Orleans streetcars run on four lines: St. Charles Avenue, Canal Street, the Riverfront and Loyola Avenue. A one-way ticket is $1.25 exact fare; a day pass is $3.
Taxis can be hailed from the street. In quieter areas you’ll need to call ahead; expect to wait around 15 minutes. Larger hotels often have taxi stands. Taxis are metered. The price starts at about $3.50 and increases by $2 per mile. Rideshare services operate throughout the city.
Hotel spotlight: Loews New Orleans Hotel
Housed in the former Lykes Brothers Steamship Company building, Loews New Orleans Hotel is located steps from the historic French Quarter and vibrant Arts District, Harrah’s Casino and Caesars Superdome Stadium. Beautiful stained glass invites visitors to the lobby, where casual yet stylish décor sets the tone for the stay. The property’s 285 luxury guestrooms offer floor-to-ceiling views of the Mississippi River or city skyline. It’s the ideal place to call home when visiting the Big Easy.
Thoughtfully equipped for all types of business travelers, Loews Hotels feature:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Ergonomic work desks
- 24-hour fitness centers
- Room Service
- On-site Grab & Go meals and snacks, featuring local favorites and flare
- LIVE Chat Your Service for immediate guest assistance
The hotel is following local mandates requiring all guests to provide proof of vaccination, a negative antigen test or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours, prior to entering the restaurant, bar and gym.
Need ideas on what to see and do? Guests can enjoy a true taste of the city at Poydras & Peters, serving locally sourced American fare and inspired mixology. The Loews concierge can assist with everything from event tickets to arranging a personal trainer to recommending the best gumbo in town.