The George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas & Cultural Sites • New Orleans, Louisiana • March 14–18, 2011

Getting to New Orleans

By air.

Louis Armstong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is a major regional facility with hundreds of flights daily. MSY is served by AeroMexico, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and US Airways. Flight schedules and other airport information are available through the link above.  The airport has free high-speed wireless Internet access.


By rail.

Amtrak serves New Orleans with routes that connect from Chicago (via "the City of New Orleans — think Arlo Guthrie), from Los Angeles (the equally renowned "Sunset Limited"), and from New York/Atlanta (the "Crescent").  The New Orleans Amtrak station is about 15 blocks from the Sheraton Hotel. 


By car.

New Orleans is accessible from I-10 (from the east and west) and I-55 and I-59 (from the north). 


Getting from the airport to the Sheraton (and the rest of the Central Business District).

Taxicabs. A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers.  Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area.  There may be an additional charge for extra baggage.  All New Orleans taxis now accept credit cards for fares.

Airport shuttle. Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call well enough in advance for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved.

Bus from airport to CBD. You can also catch the E-2 - Airport Route (operated by Jefferson Transit) on the upper level at the airport. The airport bus stop is on the second level of the airport, near the Delta counter, in the median (look for the sign and bench).

The E-2 - Airport Route provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, down Airline Drive into New Orleans. During weekdays only, this route provides service to the New Orleans CBD. On weekdays, the bus will take you to Tulane and Loyola Avenues in downtown New Orleans, which is two blocks from Canal Street. The fare on this bus is $1.60 one-way.

On weekends, the E-2 - Airport Route, ends at Tulane and Carrollton. From there, passengers can board the RTA #39 Tulane bus to Canal Street. The fare on RTA buses and streetcars are $1.25 one-way, and a quarter for a transfer to another RTA route.

For more information on the E-2 Airport Bus, go to


Parking at the Sheraton.

At the Sheraton, all parking is by valet — there is no self-parking. Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. Due to limited space and height restrictions parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis and they cannot accommodate oversized vehicles.

Overnight guest rate is $29.95 + tax ($33.54 tax inclusive).