Travel – Annual Meeting

For attendees flying to the Annual Meeting, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is Louisiana’s primary airport.

Getting from MSY to AALS Hotels

Taxicab booths are located on the first level of the Terminal outside of Baggage Claim Belts 1 and 14.

  • Cost: Approximately $36 from the airport to the Central Business District or French Quarter for up to two passengers; three or more passengers, $15 per passenger.


 Airport Shuttle offers a special discount to AALS travelers for transportation between airport and hotels. Discount applies only to reservations made through this web portal. Book at least 24 hours prior to flight arrival time.

  • Cost: $20 per person one way/$40 per person round-trip. Includes 3 bags per person.

Public Transportation
The Jefferson Transit Authority (E2 Bus) and Regional Transportation Authority (202 Bus) provide daily departures to downtown New Orleans from the bus stop located on the outer lanes of the second floor, outside the Concourse C Lobby Information Booth.

  • Cost: $2 for the E2; $1.50 for the 202

App-Based Ride Services
Uber and Lyft pick up outside of the Ground Transportation Center located on the first floor of the Short-Term Parking Garage.

Car Rental
Nine rental car companies currently operate at the airport. See MSY Car Rental Information for more.

Getting Around New Orleans

Public Transportation
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority buses and streetcars offer routes covering much of the city. Fares vary. Learn more at RTA.