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Traveling to New Orleans

Transportation from Armstrong International Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 15 miles from the Morial Convention Center. Transportation to your hotel is available by shuttle and taxicab.

Airport Shuttle, Inc. is the official ground transportation for Armstrong International Airport, with service to and from New Orleans’ hotels and other designated locations. Fare is $20 per person one way, or $38 per person round trip.

A fixed taxicab rate of $33 (one to two people) is charged from the airport to most areas of New Orleans. For parties of more than two, the fare is $14 per person.

More airport transportation options

Getting Around New Orleans
There are over 1,200 taxis available on New Orleans’ streets and at major hotels. Taxi rates are $3.50 plus $2 per mile (.25 per one-eighth mile) thereafter. There is also an additional charge of $1.00 per passenger after the first passenger.

RTA bus and streetcar fares are $1.25 each way. Thirty-three bus and streetcar lines run daily. Bus service allows transportation throughout the city’s major corridor, extending from the Faubourg Marigny to Riverbend.

Climate and Clothing
New Orleans has a subtropical climate with pleasant year-round temperatures. Average temperatures in September range from 70 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is common in New Orleans; in September, the average is 5.9 inches of precipitation. We recommend bringing a light cardigan or jacket to layer over clothing as needed.

Time Zone
Central Standard Time

Electricity and Adapters
If your small electrical appliances use 220–240 volts, you will need a 110-volt transformer and a plug adapter with two flat parallel pins to operate them in the United States. Please note, downward converters that change 220–240 volts to 110–120 volts are difficult to find in the U.S.

Currency and Exchange Rates
There is a currency exchange located approximately one mile from the Morial Convention Center and there are ATMs located throughout New Orleans. Traveler’s checks are also a safe option for taking money abroad. For current currency exchange rates, please visit a currency exchange website such as www.xe.com.

Sales Tax
The current local sales tax rate in New Orleans is 9%. International travelers may receive sales tax refunds on purchases made at tax-free stores.