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Getting to the Airport

A new bus route 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.

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.

New Route: 202-Airport Express

Outbound

  • Stops: Elk at Cleveland, UPT, Williams at Florida, North Terminal (Boeing Dr.) and South Terminal Departures
  • AM Pattern uses I-10 to Williams and Veterans to North Terminal, Airport Access Road to South Terminal
  • PM Pattern uses Earhart to Williams to North Terminal to Veterans to Airport Access Road to South Terminal

Inbound

  • Stops: South Terminal Departures , Airline at Williams, Elk at Canal
  • Pattern Airline to Earhart to Hickory/Dickory to Loyola to Elk at Canal

Jefferson Transit’s airport bus is the E2

You can get a ride between the airport and New Orleans using Jefferson Transit, which is the transportation system of Jefferson Parish where the Louis Armstrong International Airport is located. Jefferson Transit operates an airport bus that runs into New Orleans and connects with the RTA system.

Learn more about the route at Jefferson Transit’s E2 Webpage.

Where can I catch the E2 airport 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
Courtesy of Jefferson Express Transit (JeT) Courtesy of Jefferson Express Transit (JeT)
 

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:

27
Louisiana
39
Tulane
32
Leonidas

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. Many lines service this area. Please see our system map for further details.

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 bus transfers are not compatible across the RTA and the Jefferson Transit systems.

**There other transit systems in the area, including Jefferson Express Transit (JeT) and St. Bernard Urban Rapid Transit (SBURT). These transit systems have their own ticketing, fare structure and systems. Your Jazzy Passes can only be used on vehicles operated by the RTA.**

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 disabled riders who have proven their eligibility in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see the PARATRANSIT ACCESSIBILITY SECTION for details on service to the airport and general ADA information.

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