Air Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the most convenient choice when flying into New Orleans. From there, it’s about a 30-minute drive/ride downtown to the convention center and host hotels.

Airport Check-In: In general, the airlines and the Transportation Security Administration recommend that passengers arrive at the airport at least two (2) hours before domestic flights. This allows ample time for you to check-in for your flight, check baggage and go through security screening. If you need to park, return a rental car or ride a shuttle from the airport parking area, be sure to include extra time for that.

For discounted airfares, you may CLICK HERE to book with Delta Airlines.  Be sure enter the Meeting Event Code NMTBK. You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 800.328.1111* Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 7:30pm CST and refer to the meeting code.  The meeting code will provide discounts 2-10% off airfares depending on booking class.  Not valid with other discounts, coupons, or promotional offers.  Not all fares are eligible for use.  Fare rules will determine eligibility.  Valid travel dates are August 11 – August 25, 2019, via round-trip to Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY).

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the meeting reservation 800 number.

Airlines that offer “Simplified Fares” (less restrictive) via telephone or online:

Air Canada888.247.2262
American Airlines800.433.1790
Delta Airlines800.328.1111
JetBlue Airlines800.538.2583
Southwest Air800.435.9792
United Airlines800.864.8331

Ground Transportation

To get to your hotel from the airport, we recommend one of the following methods of transportation:

  • Taxi
  • Uber/Lyft
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Rental Car

Taxi:  Taxi booths are located on the first level of the Terminal outside of Baggage Claim Belts 1 and 14. Passengers must wait in line at one of these booths for taxi service. Rides cost $36 from the airport to the convention center area for up to two (2) passengers. For three (3) or more passengers, the fare will be $15.00 per passenger. If necessary, please confirm in advance if the driver accepts credit card payments.

Uber/Lyft:  Uber and Lyft offer transportation services from the airport. Passengers can meet their app-based ride service outside of the Ground Transportation Center located on the first floor of the Short-Term Parking Garage by crossing the pedestrian crosswalk located outside of Baggage Claim 6. Estimated fares for Uber or Lyft start at approximately $32-36.

Airport Shuttle:  Discounted airport shuttles are provided by Airport Shuttle New Orleans.  CLICK HERE for more information and to reserve.

Rental Car:  If you prefer to rent a car, the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) is located a short walk away from the main terminal. Passengers should exit the Baggage Claim area (first level) near Belts 12-14 and continue to the right down a covered walkway to the CONRAC. Nine (9) rental car companies currently operate at the airport.  For more information about rental cars from Louis Armstrong Airport, please CLICK HERE.

Budget Car Rental is located at the airport rental car facility and is the rental car provider located at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.  To reserve a car in advance, please contact Budget at 800.842.5628 or CLICK HERE to book online.  Be sure to use the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) Number Z729964 for discounted rates effective from seven days prior to the event until seven days after.

You may also reserve cars with National Car Rental by calling 877.222.9058 or CLICK HERE to book online. Be sure to include the account number XZ56186.

Parking & Directions

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Hilton Riverside 2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
Self – $44 daily
Valet – $49 daily
(both rates include tax)
Hampton Inn & Suites 1201 Convention Ctr Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
Valet only – $39 daily + tax
Embassy Suites 315 Julia Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
Valet only – $42 daily + tax
DoubleTree 300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
Valet only – $44 daily + tax
Marriott 859 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
Valet only – $43.86 daily (includes tax)
Courtyard 300 Julia Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
Valet only – $39.36 daily (includes tax)
SpingHill Suites 301 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
Valet only – $39.36 daily (includes tax)

*Parking rates are subject to change without notice.