Travel & Transportation

Airport Information
The Armstrong International Airport is located in Kenner, Louisiana, just 12 miles from the French Quarter. Travelers can fly direct to New Orleans from 53 cities across the United States and 6 cities abroad. For transportation information from the airport to your hotel and back, click here.

Currency Exchange
Along with some local banks, currency exchange service is available at Armstrong International Airport at TRAVELEX AMERICA in the Concourse D Lobby. Customers may also request currency exchange service at the Whitney Bank on the Mezzanine Level above Concourse C. Learn more.
Additionally, Bank ATMs are prevalent throughout New Orleans should you wish to use your bank card or credit card

Getting Around
New Orleans is one of America’s most walkable cities but your feet aren’t your only available means of transportation. Streetcars, buses, taxis, ride sharing services, pedicabs, ferries, and mule-drawn carriages are all available. You can even rent a car, a bike, a scooter or a motorcycle, if you are so inclined. Learn more here.

Time Zone
New Orleans is in the Central Time Zone (CST), which is 6 hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time. The clock moves ahead an hour here for daylight saving time (DST) which is in effect from 1 a.m. on the second Sunday in March to 1 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.

Plug Adapters
The United States uses 110 to 120 volts AC (60 cycles). Chances are you’ll need an American plug adapter to power and charge your phone, tablet, laptop, camera, razor, electric toothbrush and other electronics while in New Orleans. Universal plug adapters that work in more than 150 countries are available online.

U.S. Customs 
For details and information on what you’re allowed to bring home, consult your home country’s customs services agency. In the U.S., direct questions to www.cbp.gov or call 877-227-5511.

Consulates
All embassies are in Washington, D.C. For consulates in New Orleans, click here.

 

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