Would you like to explore Louisiana by your own rental car and land at New Orleans (MSY) airport? Then it's worth considering renting a car directly from one of the nine airport car hire companies to explore the city on your own. With Driveboo you have the possibility to compare the offers of all car rental companies and their conditions online from your home and to choose a rental car of one of the car rental companies at New Orleans airport, which fits exactly to your stay or your round trip in Louisiana.
Fortunately, you don't have to take a shuttle bus to one of the rental car stations at New Orleans airport, as you did in previous years, but you can now reach it on foot by going towards the baggage claim area (tapes 12-14), taking the exit from there and following the covered footpath. Persons with reduced mobility can also contact MVI Field Services at (615)318-3108.
Most of the international car rental companies have also established themselves at New Orleans Airport, so that you have access to the usual good service, multi-lingual staff and well-maintained rental cars. We have listed below the car hire companies at which you can rent a car at New Orleans Airport:
Have you opted for a rental car with a fair tank arrangement, which you have to return with a full tank? Then you don't have to worry about anything at New Orleans Airport, as there is a BP filling station and a Clean Energy filling station on the access road, the Airline Drive, directly opposite the airport.
Ideally located on the outskirts of the city centre, you can reach the city centre in just a few minutes by car. If, on the other hand, you are looking for relaxation after your arrival and don't want to leave immediately with the rental car, you can of course reach the city centre by taxi (in the baggage claim area of the belts 1 and 14) or by the airport shuttle bus, whereby the fares for a taxi and bus ride are currently between $24 and about $40 per person depending on the destination, which is why renting a rental car can already be expected.
Whether lounges, exchange offices, recharging stations, free WLAN, fast food restaurants or restaurants, at Louis Armstrong Airport with its two terminals and an annual passenger volume of over 11 million passengers, you will not lack a comprehensive range of services on arrival or departure.
Our tip: Due to various internal agreements between the airport and various shops, New Orleans allows you to shop duty-free on presentation of your passport or airline ticket and for a trip of less than 30 days.
In hardly any other city in the world have so many jazz musicians discovered the light of the world as in New Orleans, which is why the city bears the nickname, the "cradle of jazz". Walk in the footsteps of Louis Armstrong, enjoy the tasty Creole cuisine and let the Spanish and French colonial buildings take you to another world.
The main attractions include a visit to Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and a stroll down Bourbon Street with its many bars, which is arguably one of New Orleans' best known streets. Those who are interested in music should definitely visit the Preservation Hall and on the French Market you will find a lot of street musicians as well as endless delicacies.
If you are planning a tour of Louisiana or neighbouring countries after your stay, you will find below some mileage and driving times that may be useful for your travel planning.
|Place name||Distance from New Orleans Airport MSY||Travel time|
|New Orleans city center||24,3 km||23 minutes|
|Houston||545,6 km||5 hours 5 minutes|
|Memphis||612,2 km||5 hours 40 minutes|
|Tallahassee||637,3 km||5 hours 55 minutes|
|Nashville||873,9 km||8 hours 7 minutes|
Without having made a few detours into the interior of the country, or at least to have rode around the Pontchartrain Lake, the second largest salt lake in the United States, you should never fly home again. If you want to get to grips with Louisiana's recent history, you should definitely make a detour to the Whitney Plantation Historic District with your rental car, which impressively deals with slavery in the American South. But also a visit to the LSU Rural Life Museum at Baton Rouge is an absolute must on a trip through Louisiana.