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Getting To & Around New Orleans


Getting There

New Orleans is along I-10. From New York there are many routes to follow and takes about 25 hrs. From Florida take I-75 or I-95 north, depending upon your location, to I-10 (16 hrs from Miami). From LA/points west take I-10 (35-40 hrs from LA).

Coach & Rail
Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains arrive at and depart from Union Passenger Terminal, 1001 Loyola Ave, downtown New Orleans. Three Amtrak trains pass through New Orleans; the Crescent from New York, the City of New Orleans from Chicago, and the Sunset Limited from LA or Miami.

From the Airport
New Orleans’ airport is located 15 miles from downtown. Public buses go to downtown and cost only $1.10. The Airport Shuttle costs $15 one-way and leaves the airport every 15 minutes until the last flight of the night. Taxis are expensive with one-way fares costing about $21.

Getting Around

Visitor Passes for public buses/streetcars are a great deal at $5 (1 day) and $12 (3 day). Public buses run every 15 to 20 minutes to spots all over the city and cost $1.25. Streetcars are also great way to sightsee and cost only $1.25 (exact fare is required). You can jump on along St. Charles Ave., Canal St., and by the Riverwalk.

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