Louisiana Transportation

  • Ubiquitous Street Car
    Ubiquitous Street Car
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    Green Line to Garden District
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Louisiana Transportation

  • Taxicab

    New Orleans Transportation

    Getting from the airport to downtown or French Quarter could not be easier. The taxis are well organised immediately you leave the baggage claim area and the best part - its a fixed fee. From the airport to the French Quarter is $33 for 1 or 2 people (and the same on the way back) as of April 2013. The cabs will take cash or credit but make sure...

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  • Streetcar

    New Orleans Transportation

    The streetcar is a great way to get around, and the day pass is a very good deal. A single trip costs $1.25, + 25¢ for a transfer, but you can buy an all-day pass for $3.00. However, if you are a senior, paying per ride is probably cheapest—it is only 40¢ per trip, with free transfers. (You need to show a Medicare card or other ID as proof of...

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  • St. Charles Line

    New Orleans Transportation

    Taking the St. Charles Avenue streetcar is a wonderful and inexpensive way to see the Garden District and Uptown. You'll pass stately mansions (and the house used in Real World New Orleans), the campuses of Loyola and Tulane Universities, and the Audubon Zoo. If you take it all the way to Riverbend, you'll get to see how the backs of the old...

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  • Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY)

    New Orleans Transportation

    Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, owned by the city of New Orleans, is located about 10 miles west of the city's downtown along I-10. Commercial service began at this airport, initially called Moisant Field, in 1946. It's International Air Transport Association airport code, MSY, reflects this original name. In 2001 the airport was...

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  • Airport to NO

    New Orleans Transportation

    Louis Armstrong International Airport is located just west of the City of New Orleans. There's sometimes a live jazz band playing, or someone from the Visitors Bureau handing out Mardi Gras beads to welcome you to the city. You can take a taxi into the city, or, if you're not in a hurry, there's a cheaper shuttle bus that hits the major hotels in...

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  • RTA buses

    New Orleans Transportation

    New Orleans has a good public transportation system. This photo shows two aspects of it. There are 3 streetcar lines, and closest to us in the photo is a streetcar stop. Across the street is a regular bus. There is also a map of the routes and stops which is on the internet, but it is printed much too tiny to see. You can get maps in person by...

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  • Riverfront Line Streetcar

    New Orleans Transportation

    You catch this Trolley right at the Ferry landing and can take it all the way to the French Quarter flea market....$1.50 each local fare cash only or $3 for an all day pass.....payable to the friendly conductors....

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  • Airport Shuttle Service

    New Orleans Transportation

    If you're on a tight schedule, or there's more than one of you, get a cab to and from the airport in New Orleans. I was the last to be dropped off on arrival on the shuttle, and on return was deposited at the airport over 2.5 hours before my flight. I had even rung to ask if a later shuttle was possible, to which the answer was a firm 'no'....

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  • Riverboats

    New Orleans Transportation

    The John James Audubon riverboat is a unique way to travel from the Aquarium of the Americas (near the French Quarter) to the Audubon Zoo (Uptown). It's a seven-mile trip on the Mississippi River. Tickets may be purchased for the boat trip only, or to include Zoo and Aquarium admission. For departure schedule and price list, please refer to...

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  • Horse/mule

    New Orleans Transportation

    The carriages that are used for rides in New Orleans are now being pulled by mules instead of horses. Mules are considered to be more heat resistant than horses. A good picture of a carriage being drawn by a mule is photo #5. This was not always the case. In 1950, we had a horse drawn carriage ride (photos 2, 3, and 4). The carriage pictured in...

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  • Walk/Bike

    New Orleans Transportation

    This was a fun way to get from Canal Street to the Superdome! Pedicab operators are everywhere, it seems. Our pedicab operator charged us $15 to go about 10 (loooong) blocks. Yes, we could have walked it, but it was fun to take the Pedicab and wave and hoot at hollar at the other folks walking to the Dome! Kinda felt like being on a mini-float (are...

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  • Algiers Ferry

    New Orleans Transportation

    Absolutely free ferry for people (Cars are $1 roundtrip fare) from Algiers Point to the French Quarter area (right near Harrahs) About every 30 minutes---great views of the city from the Algiers side----

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  • Combined

    New Orleans Transportation

    Walk We walked a lot, you cant really enjoy a city without walking the streets of it and New Orleans is one of them Taxi Our hotel was located at French quarter so even at night we walked around easily and safe but we saw a lot of taxis all the time. The guides suggest not to walk alone late at night and prefer to take a taxi to return back to...

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  • Drive

    New Orleans Transportation

    As of 2006, the bridge from I-10 east into New Orleans is still under construction. Though open for 2 lanes in each direction, numerous parts of the bridge are of temporary construction and with temporary guardrails. Use caution! The speed limit on this stretch of road is just 45, down from 70 mph before and after. Maybe this is finally complete?

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  • Train

    New Orleans Transportation

    Parallel to the streetcar tracks along the riverfront are train tracks. Trains do run on these tracks (very noisily I might add). The train that we saw was a freight train. AMTRAK does run to New Orleans daily to the Union Passenger Terminal at 1001 Loyola Ave.

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  • Canal Street Line

    New Orleans Transportation

    POST KATRINA NOTE: The Canal Street Line cars were all destroyed and it will be some time before they start to run again. But the Riverfront Line and part of the Canal Street Line are back in service using the historic St. Charles Line cars. ------------------------------- The re-established Canal Street Line (#42-45) runs from the foot of Canal...

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  • Rent a car

    You can't do without a car when you want to explore the many beauties of Louisiana. Rental car companies are plenty and usually near airports. All cars have airco and no gear box, which for us Europeans is not so common.As we were with 4 grownups and 2 children, we definitely needed a minivan. The Dodge Grand Caravan was a good choice. Beside us, 3...

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  • Driving Around/Through Louisiana

    Some of your journey across Louisiana will be on long bridges. In fact, Louisiana has some of the country's longest bridges. It's not always fun with the 18 wheelers in close proximity but it's Louisiana so get used to it!If driving in the passenger seat you'll be able to see many of the swamp areas of LA.

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  • Streetcar in New Orleans

    I have been to NOLA a many a times. My husband suggested we take the streetcar ride down St. Charles St. This is a must. I was very relaxing. This was a side of NOLA I did not know existed. It is night and day in refrence to dirty French Quarter. St. Charles is rich with large old southern charm homes. Very clean and beautiful. The ride is maybe...

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  • Taxis

    The price from the French Quarter back to the International Airport is only $29. Very cheap compared to many other cities I have been to. Also, if you plan ahead, the Airport shuttle is only $15 per person.

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  • Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV)

    If you are interested in coming to Shreveport and checking out the history, you will most likely fly into the small Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV). This is definitely a small town airport, and you will pay a higher price to fly into Shreveport as compared to New Orleans, or DFW... but it would save you a couple hours drive.Airlines:American...

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  • Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY) New...

    Due to the constant conventions, cruises, and festivals such as Mardi Gras and JazzFest, New Orleans' Louis Armstrong Airport is one of the most congested in the country. Rather than re-stating the obvious, I will simply quote the airport's website:If you are coming to Armstrong International to pick up an arriving passenger, Airport officials and...

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  • Buses

    I saw maps that had bus routes for different areas of New Orleans you could catch but we didn't use them. You could check the visitors center for that info at 1520 Sugar Bowl Dr., New Orleans, LA 70112-1259 phone: 504-566-5011

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  • Louis Armstrong International Airport...

    Louis Armstrong International Airport is located in Kenner, 21 miles northwest of downtown New Orleans. To get to the city, you can take a taxi, the airport shuttle or rent a car.A cab ride costs $24.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one person.Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for...

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  • Airboat

    Airboats are the best transportation for a swamp tour. They go fast, thanks to their big fan and some even go over land. It's a nice experience.

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  • Boat

    This is fun. Another way to get around is the street cars. Take the St Charles St. one down to the Garden District. If you can take the Desire St, yes a Streetcar named DESIRE!

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  • Natchitoches

    By Air : Natchitoches Parish Airport is just an hour away at the Alexandria-Esler Regional Airport (50 miles south) and the Shreveport Regional Airport (65 miles north). Both airports are served by American, Continental and Northwest. Shreveport is also served by Delta, TWA and U.S. Air. By Car : Natchitoches is within easy reach by car via...

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  • Baton Rouge

    By Road : I-10 comes in from Lafayette (LA) and Houston (TX) in the west and New Orleans in the south. I-61 leads in from Natchez (LA). Downtown itself is very easy to navigate as well.By Air : Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is located about five miles north of the city centre and five airlines serve the area..

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  • coming soon... Interstate 49 Extension

    US-90 curruntly connects Laffayette to New Orleans through some of the scenic and cultural gems of South Louisiana. The highway is being upgraded to interstate standards and will eventually be designated I-49. Currently, I-49 connects Shreveport to Lafayette (via Natchitoches, Alexandria, & Opelousas).There are also future plans to extend I-49...

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  • Scheduled air service to Louisiana

    Scheduled air service to Louisiana cities: Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport.Amtrack serves Lake Charles, Lafayette, and New Orleans.If staying in the New Orleans French Quarter or in Downtown Baton Rouge, one could get around by walking exclusively (with the occasional taxi ride), but to explore this...

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  • Shreveport

    By Air : Shreveport has two airports, Downtown Airport (1500 Airport Drive) and the Shreveport Regional Airport (5103 Hollywood Ave). The regional airport is a small hub served by seven airlines. There are also six car rental agencies.

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  • The New Orleans International...

    The New Orleans International Airport is a good 20 minute drive from downtown. A taxi will run about $23, or you can take the airport shuttle to your hotel for $10. The streetcar will get you between the French Quarter and the updown area via the Garden district for $1.25.

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  • Getting AroundNew Orleans...

    Getting AroundNew Orleans International Airport (MSY) is 11 miles (18km) west of the city center in Kenner. For getting to and from the airport, most visitors rely on Airport Shuttle, whose tickets are available from agents in the baggage area below the arrival gates. Taxi service to downtown is relatively cheap if you have two or more in your...

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  • Navigating through the swamps...

    Navigating through the swamps and marshlands was (and still is) a difficult task. One method used to get around is the pirogue (pronounced pea-row). This is like a canoe, only with a flat bottom. This allows the user to stand up and push himself through the mud and vegetation with a pole, as well as sit down and paddle.

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  • Drive! The sites are great to...

    Drive! The sites are great to see from the roads, but keep you eyes on the road!Drive. Be Careful to not speed. If the speed limit is 55 mph, go 54mph. There are plenty of unmarked cops waiting to catch you speeding from the Texas state line on Hwy #6 to Many, Robiline, and Nachitoches...

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