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Getting to the Airport


The Airport Express to New Orleans (Louis Armstrong) International Airport offers nine (9) daily trips to and from the New Orleans Airport to support shift times for Airport employees working at the North Terminal Construction site and main Airport Terminal. Residents and visitors may also use the Airport Express for airline connections.

Additionally, Jefferson Transit (JeT) offers an airport bus (E2). Jefferson Transit operates an airport bus that runs into New Orleans and connects with the RTA system. Learn more about the Jefferson Transit E2 bus by clicking here.

Please note that RTA fares and passes cannot be used for the Jefferson Transit system. To find out more information about JeT fares and passes, click here.

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The Airport Express Service operates every 70 minutes with stops at Elk Place at Cleveland and Union Passenger Terminal Bus Bay 2 to the Departures Level at the Airport Terminal with select trips to the North Terminal Construction site.

  • Headed to Louis Armstrong International Airport
    • Stops: Elk Pl. at Cleveland St., Union Passenger Terminal, Williams Blvd. at Florida Ave., North Terminal (Boeing Dr.) and South Terminal Departures
    • AM Pattern uses I-10 to Williams Blvd. and Veterans Blvd. to North Terminal, Airport Access Road to South Terminal
    • PM Pattern uses Earhart Blvd. to Williams Blvd. to North Terminal to Veterans Blvd. to Airport Access Road to South Terminal
  • Headed to New Orleans
    • Stops: South Terminal Departures, Airline Dr. at Williams Blvd., Elk Pl. at Canal St.
    • Airline Dr. to Earhart Blvd. to Hickory/Dickory to Loyola Ave. to Elk Pl. at Canal St.

Where can I catch the E2 Bus?

Jefferson Transit’s E2 airport bus stops at two places in New Orleans:

  • In Mid-City, at the intersection of Tulane Avenue and S. Carrollton Avenue
  • In downtown New Orleans, at the intersection of Tulane Avenue and Loyola Avenue

How do I get to the E2 bus stop in Mid-City?

An easy way to get to the Mid-City E2 bus stop (Tulane Avenue at S. Carrollton Avenue) from downtown is to take the Canal Streetcar to the corner of Canal Street and S. Carrollton Avenue. Then, walk down S. Carrollton Avenue to Tulane Avenue. The half-mile walk should take about 10 minutes. 

You can also take an RTA bus directly to the Mid-City E2 bus stop. Buses that stop there are:


Please see our system map for further details.

How do I get to the E2 bus stop in downtown New Orleans?

An easy way to get to the downtown E2 bus stop (Tulane Avenue at Loyola Avenue) is to take the Canal Streetcar to the corner of Canal Street and Elk Place. Then, walk down Elk Place to Tulane Avenue. The tenth-of-a-mile walk to the bus stop from the streetcar stop at Canal Street and Elk Place should take about 2 minutes.

You can also take an RTA bus directly to the downtown E2 bus stop or to a bus stop nearby. To view routes that either go directly to the E2 stop or nearby, click here to see the system map. 

How much does the E2 airport bus cost?

The fare is set by Jefferson Transit and could change without the RTA’s knowledge. Visit the Jefferson Transit Fares Page for complete information. Please be aware that JeT fare and passes cannot be used to transfer to the RTA system. To transfer to the RTA system, JeT riders must pay RTA fare or purchase a Jazzy Pass

Does the RTA’s paratransit service go to the airport?

Yes, the RTA does provide paratransit service to and from the airport.

The RTA’s Paratransit service is for riders who may be disabled or unable to ride fixed route buses. Paratransit riders have proven their eligibility in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see the Accessibility section for details on service to the airport and general ADA information.

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