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Ferries

All New Orleans ferries have pedestrian-friendly entrances with easy access to ramps to allow persons with disabilities to board, ride, and exit ferries easily and comfortably.

Passengers Requiring Special ADA access for the ferry

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the ferry is scheduled to depart.
  • A pedestrian friendly ramp is located at each ferry for boarding easy boarding with canes and walkers, in wheelchairs, on bikes, with children in strollers, and dogs on their leashes.
  • For the Canal/Algiers Ferry you will need to board using the bottom ramp. Please look for the directional signs that show you how to get to the bottom ramp.
  • For the Lower Algiers/Chalmette Ferry you will need to use the pedestrian ramp. Please look for the directional signs that show you how to get to the pedestrian ramp.
  • Pay your fare. You may qualify for reduced fares. See the section below to see if you qualify for a reduced ferry fare.
  • Exit the ferry using the ramp. If you need help getting off of the ferry, please let the attendant know.

Reduced Fares

  • Reduced fare is $1. Seniors 65 +, disabled and Medicare pedestrians must show valid ID or Reduced Fare Card to pay the reduced fare.
  • Drivers who are eligible for reduced fare on the Lower Algiers Chalmette Ferry must show valid ID or Reduced Fare Card. There is no charge for additional Seniors 65+, disabled, or Medicare passengers.
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