Transportation & Tours

Tours and Transportation In and Around New Orleans

You’ve arrived. And now you’re only minutes away from relaxing and unwinding in the area’s premier luxury hotel. Loews New Orleans is the only hotel in the Big Easy that was recognized with the AAA Four Diamond Award for eight consecutive years. Use our guide below for getting around and getting the most out of the Big Easy.

From The Airport

Loews New Orleans Hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Transportation to and from the airport is available through Airport Shuttle Co. (504-522-3500); usual per person pricing is $20 one way or $38 round-trip. Taxi service is also available; current rates are $33 for 1 or 2 people and $14 additional per person each way (non-stop). Private car service is also available. Standard sedan rates start at approximately $100–$120. Rates vary depending on size of vehicle and number of passengers. Please contact our concierge for rates and reservations.

Car Rental

Our concierge maintains a list of all vehicle rental services in the area and can assist with delivery arrangements.

Hertz

Loews Hotels guests can receive up to 20% off Economy through Full Size cars with Hertz in the U.S. and Canada. Click here to learn more about these great offers.

New Orleans Streetcars

Getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to see the city. There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates downtown but takes you to different parts of the city. One-way fares are $1.25 and can be paid with exact change when you board. For additional information on passes and fares, click here to visit the Regional Transit Authority website.

The St. Charles Line: All aboard for a trip into New Orleans' past on the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world! The mahogany seats, brass fittings and exposed ceiling light bulbs are from a day when plastic seats and aluminum rails were not even a thought. Rumbling around the ''neutral ground'' of St. Charles Avenue and Carrollton Avenue for more than 150 years, the streetcar symbolizes the charm and romance of the City of New Orleans.

The Canal Street Line: The new Canal Streetcar takes thousands of locals and tourists to work and play each day as it travels the five-and-a-half mile route from the French Market, along Canal Street through the Central Business District of New Orleans and into the Mid-City area. The line ends at City Park Avenue and the historic city cemeteries.

The Riverfront Line: Let the Riverfront Streetcar take you to New Orleans' most exciting attractions. From the quaint shops of the French Market to the new Aquarium of the Americas and beyond, shopping, dining and sightseeing are just a streetcar ride away. Inaugurated August 14, 1988, as the Riverfront Streetcar line, it was the first to open in New Orleans since 1926, when more than 200 miles of street railway crisscrossed the city.

Insider Tip: You can catch the St. Charles Green Line / Garden District Line four blocks from the hotel—approximately 35 minutes to the end of the line and 35 minutes back.

Logistics/Distances

  • Aquarium Of The Americas: 3 Blocks
  • Audubon Zoo5 Miles
  • Bourbon Street6 Blocks
  • Canal Place Shopping3 Blocks
  • Central Business District0 Miles
  • Fairgrounds Racetrack4 Miles
  • Commanders Palace Restaurant4 Miles
  • Cruise Ship Terminal1 Miles
  • N.O. Morial Convention Center4 Blocks
  • French Quarter3 Blocks
  • Harrah's CasinoAcross The Street
  • N.O. Armstrong Intl Airport12 Miles
  • Jackson Square/St Louis Cathedral9 Blocks
  • Jazz Fest4 Miles
  • Louisiana Children's Museum5 Blocks
  • Louisiana Superdome9 Blocks
  • Loyola University5 Miles
  • Mahalia Jackson Theater2 Miles
  • Mardi Gras World9 Blocks
  • New Orleans Arena9 Blocks
  • New Orleans Museum Of Art5 Miles
  • Ogden Museum Of Southern Art: 7 Blocks
  • Riverfront Street Car3 Blocks
  • Riverwalk Marketplace3 Blocks
  • St Charles Avenue3 Blocks
  • The National WWII Museum7 Blocks
  • Tulane University5 Miles

 

Tours

There is so much to see and do in New Orleans and one of the best ways to experience the city is to take a tour. Depending on your interests, a wide variety of tours are available including: 

  • Cemetery Tours
  • Plantation Tours
  • French Quarter Tours
  • History and Heritage Tours
  • Neighborhood and City Tours
  • Culinary Tours
  • Horse and Carriage
  • Mardi Gras Tours
  • Swamp Tours
  • Riverboat Tours
  • Haunted Tours
  • Garden Tours
  • Walking Tours
  • Cocktail Tours

Contact our concierge with any questions and for a customized recommendation based on the experience you are looking for. 

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