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Airport Transportation

Airport Shuttle New Orleans is providing a $3 per person discount on round trip reservations to conference attendees. Airport Shuttle offers door-to-door service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to your hotel. Paratransit services are available.

In order to receive the discount you must make your reservation online, at least 24 hours prior to flight departure time. Phone reservations will not receive the discount. Changes to an existing reservation can be made online or via phone (865-596-2699), only if you made your original reservation online.

Complimentary RTA Shuttle Service

Use RTA to get to and from your hotel and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. RTA’s complimentary shuttle buses will service most conference hotels and will pick-up and drop-off outside the APTA registration area, Hall E of the convention center. Shuttle service also will be provided for the Sunday evening Welcome to New Orleans Reception at Mardi Gras World. Look for the shuttle service flyers and signage, with route and days/ hours of service information, located at the convention center and each conference hotel. Be sure to wear your Annual Meeting/EXPO badge when using the service.

The following hotels are within walking distance of the convention center, however, they are included in the shuttle service provided for the Sunday evening Welcome to New Orleans Reception at Mardi Gras World.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center
  • Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center
  • Hotel New Orleans
  • Marriott Convention Center

Getting Around New Orleans

Use the link below to find New Orleans maps as well as information about streetcars, city buses, bicycle rental, taxis, and parking in New Orleans.


New Orleans Regional Transit Authority offers paratransit services. They also will pick up at the airport. Call (504) 827-7433 for more information.

Accessible Transportation

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority wants to make it easy for you to reach your destination while visiting the Big Easy. For individuals with disabilities who cannot use fixed route bus service, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority offers, shared-ride, curb-to-curb, paratransit service comparable to the fixed route bus service. For information  visit.

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