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How to get from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport to Kenner

Kenner is a city in Louisiana and the second-largest incorporated suburban city of New Orleans. It is home to New Orleans International Airport and known for the famous heavyweight championship where “Gypsy” Gem Mace defeated Tom Allen, back in 1870. Rivertown, a traditional district located in Old Kennel, is well known for its theatres, shops and museums. So visitors have plenty of options for places to visit and things to do.

If you need to get from New Orleans Airport to your hotel in Kenner, you have two different transportation options; you can either take a taxi or a bus. Getting an Airport Taxi directly from New Orleans Airport Terminal Drive to Kenner LA is the most convenient travel option, as they are available 24/7. Your second and cheaper option would be to take a bus from MSY Airport to Kenner.

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How to get from the MSY Airport to Kenner by taxi

Kenner is located about 5 km away from the airport, but when you travel with heavy luggage, or if you arrive late at night, a short distance becomes longer. Getting a taxi is the fastest and most convenient way to get from MSY Airport to Kenner. Your ride will last 5-10 minutes, depending on traffic and your exact destination, and the cost will vary accordingly. Local taxis can be found in the ranks outside the airport.

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Taxi fare from New Orleans Airport Terminal Drive to Kenner LA

If you use one of the local taxis, ensure that your driver resets and uses a taximeter. The taxi fare will depend on multiple factors, like the size of your group, the time of day you are travelling and the traffic you will find en route. However, the average cost is $76 (€70), not including any applicable surcharges.


$76.00 (€70.00)

Trip Duration

5-10 MIn.

If you are travelling in a group, you might want to prebook your vehicle for peace of mind.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7

Where do I get a taxi from?

There is a taxi loading zone on the Arrivals Curb outside of Level 1 Baggage Claim Door 7.


If you are looking to transfer from New Orleans Airport to a hotel in Kenner, a taxi is certainly the most convenient means of transport. No need to wait for public transport, carrying heavy luggage around. A taxi will take you directly to your destination with ease and comfort.

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Useful Tips

If you travel in a larger group and you need a larger vehicle, the cost of your ride will be higher.
Tipping New Orleans taxi drivers around 10 to 15% is customary.
Paying by card is possible, but it's best you check with your driver before you begin your ride.

How to get from MSY Airport in New Orleans to Kenner by bus

Bus route 201 is operated by the Regional Transit Authority and costs $1.50 (€1.40) per traveller. Buses run from 05:25 till 20:04 and take approximately 45 minutes to get from MSY Airport of New Orleans to Kenner. Other than the first bus, which is at 05:25, all the other buses run at 4 minutes past the hour, so if you don’t make it on time, prepare yourself for a full hour’s wait. On Sundays, the bus runs every 1 hour and 40 minutes, with the service starting at 07:30 until 20:50. Although not the most comfortable option, taking the bus from New Orleans Airport to a hotel in Kenner, is certainly the cheapest. If you are on a tight budget, getting the bus makes sense, as long as you don’t travel later in the night.

How much is the bus from MSY Airport to Kenner?

The bus fare from MSY Airport to Kenner costs $1.50 (€1.40) and the tickets are non-refundable. You can purchase your ticket when boarding, but you will need to have the exact change for it. Alternatively, you can purchase a Jazzy Pass from the ticket machines (only cash is accepted) or buy your ticket via the GoMobile App.


$1.50 (€1.40)

Trip Duration

45 Min.

You may have to wait up to one hour for the bus. On Sundays you can expect a longer waiting period.

Value for money

The bus service is available from 05:25 to 20:04, except on Sundays when it runs between 07:30 and 20:50.

Where do I get the bus from?

Bus stops are located outside Level 3 by the Ticket Lobby.


Catching a bus from New Orleans Airport Terminal Drive to Kenner LA is a good choice if you are on a tight budget and travelling light. The bus service is scarce, not available at night, and it will almost certainly involve some walking. So if you are carrying heavy luggage, travelling with young children or catching an evening flight, taking the bus from New Orleans Airport to a hotel in Kenner might end up being a stressful endeavour.

Editor’s Note

Bus tickets are non-refundable and lost tickets are not replaced.

Useful Tips

Paying for your ticket when boarding is possible, but ensure you have the right change.
You can purchase your ticket from a ticket machine, at the airport.
You can buy a Jazzy Pass instead of a ticket, which you can use on the two available bus systems in the area.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in New orleans. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from MSY airport to Kenner?

You can transfer from New Orleans Airport Terminal Drive to Kenner LA by taxi or by bus. Taking a taxi is your easiest option as services are available 24/7. You can alternatively take the bus, provided it is not late at night and you are willing to wait around a little.

Is there public transport from New Orleans Airport to Kenner?

Bus route 201 is operated by the Regional Transit Agency and it is the simplest bus service from MSY airport to Kenner.

How much does a taxi cost from New Orleans airport to Kenner?

Your actual taxi fare from MSY airport to Kenner may vary depending on a few factors, such as your group size, traffic conditions and the time of day, an average daytime cost is around $76 (€70) and a night fare would be around $92.00 (€84.00). For a competitive, set fare you may wish to pre-book your ride with a reputable company like Welcome Pickups.

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