Transportation from Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport:
Public transit is limited to the Airport Express bus line, a new line and an absolute steal at only $1.50 each way! It runs into the French Quarter and other central locations. Warning: very limited operating hours and stops.
Numerous taxis and shuttle services available; many hotels offer shuttle services for guests. We used a taxi and a ride sharing service; the fare was roughly equivalent and at $30 fairly reasonable (but the bus would have been nice to save $ for beignets!).
Once in New Orleans…
Jazzy Pass (1 or 3 day) is a cheap and great way to get around most of the city’s top attractions and historic neighborhoods; use on the storied streetcars and buses. (The streetcars are a must-do experience; their beautiful wood and brass exude charm.)
Ferries are a cheap way to get a taste of “Old Man River;” cross over to Algiers Point and other quieter, less touristy neighborhoods. The rides are short, not fancy, with nice views of the skyline.
Plenty of public bus lines, ride sharing services, taxis and “hop on and off” tourist rides offer ample ways to get around. Oh, and bikes are an active (and sweaty!) way to explore the flat terrain of The Crescent City!