3. Get to – and Around – New Orleans

By Air
New Orleans’ major airport is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) (formerly Moisant Field) (http://flymsy.com), located about 13 miles, or a 25-minute drive, from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. New Orleans International offers free wireless; check the airport’s website for a map of covered areas.

If you live in the region, charter flights are available via the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, located about 10 miles, or a 15-minute drive, from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Visit http://www.lakefrontairport.com to request a quote.

The following carriers serve New Orleans International:

Air Canada

Air Tran

American Airlines

Delta Airlines

Frontier Airlines

JetBlue Airways

Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

United Airlines

US Airways

You may also contact SAA’s official travel agent for assistance in arranging your air travel:

Phil Marks, Travel Too
800-235-1309 / 650-553-9600 (San Francisco)

Ground Transportation
New Orleans International Airport (http://flymsy.com) is located 13 miles west of the New Orleans Central Business District. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside does not offer an airport shuttle service, but the hotel is readily accessible from the airport by automobile, public transit, shuttle services, taxi , or limousine.

Public Transit. The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level. (See jeffersontransit.org or RTA www.norta.com for details.) The fare for Airport-Downtown Express is $2 (cash only), and travel time is approximately 35 minutes.

Shuttle. Shuttle rates begin at $20 per person one way; see http://flymsy.com/PageDisplay.asp?p1=6016 for options. Reserve a shuttle in advance or purchase tickets on the lower level in the baggage claim area.

Taxi. Taxis are available on a first-come, firstserved basis from the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. Rates begin at three bags per person; additional fees may apply for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option. Expect to spend $33 for one or two people ($14 per additional passenger) from the airport to the Central Business District.

By Train
Amtrak Trains (www.amtrak.com): Union Station is located at 1001 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans (about 1.2 miles from the Hilton). From there, you can walk, take a taxi, or take a streetcar. (See NOLA’s RTA trip-planner: www.norta.com, or call 504-248-3900.)

By Bus
Greyhound (www.greyhound.com): NOLA’s downtown Greyhound Station is also located at Union Station, 1001 Loyola Avenue (about 1.2 miles from the Hilton). From there, you can walk, take a taxi, or take a streetcar. (See NOLA’s RTA tripplanner: www.norta.com, or call 504-248-3900.)

Megabus.com (http://us.megabus.com): Megabus.com operates from select cities (Houston, Atlanta) to New Orleans. Downtown New Orleans Megabus stops vary; see website for details and pricing.

By Car
There are several ways to get to the Hilton New Orleans Riverside if you drive. The Hilton provides detailed directions and a map at http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/louisiana/hilton-new-orleans-riverside-MSYNHHH/maps-directions/index.html. Hilton New Orleans Riverside currently offers self-parking at $31.25 per day and valet parking at $36.61 per day. For additional parking options in the Central Business District, see http://neworleans.bestparking.com.