We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Public transportation from MSY to French Quarter

New York
Level Contributor
26 posts
43 reviews
Save Topic
Public transportation from MSY to French Quarter

Is there a good way to take public transportation from Loius Armstrong airport to the French Quarter for two adults each with a small suitcase? I would prefer to do this then take a cab.

New York City, New...
Level Contributor
5,144 posts
29 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Public transportation from MSY to French Quarter

Search the forum. There is a public bus but it's not really convenient, at least not by NY standards. In short, yes it's possible but most people (including me) will advise you to splurge on the cab.

There are no trains from the airport into the city.

Moncton, Canada
Level Contributor
6,396 posts
49 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Public transportation from MSY to French Quarter

There is also a shuttle service, but that would take longer than a cab cause the shuttle will stop at whatever hotels it needs too depending on where it's passengers are staying.

I agree, splurge on the cab and be in the FQ withing 20, 25mins. It's a flat rate of 32, 33$, so you don't have to worry about getting caught in traffic or something and the meter keeps running.

College Station...
Destination Expert
for New Orleans
Level Contributor
11,685 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Public transportation from MSY to French Quarter

If you have light baggage, are traveling during the day and during the week, and are familar with NOLA, the bus is an option.


Jefferson Transit: The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level.

Bus Fare: The fare for Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) is $1.10. The fare boxes will accept $1, $5, $10, $20 dollar bills and all U.S. coins. The fare boxes will provide change in the form of a value card that can be used for future fares.

About the Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Route: The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, down Airline Drive into New Orleans. The Airport bus stop is on the second level of the Airport, near the Delta counter, in the median (look for the sign and bench). At Carrollton at Tulane it connects with RTA's 27-Louisiana and 39-Tulane buses. (Visit the RTA website to check their current schedules.)

For more information on public transit in the area, visit the Jefferson Transit website, www.jeffersontransit.org, or the RTA website www.norta.com.

4. Re: Public transportation from MSY to French Quarter

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12:19 am, April 22, 2010