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How do I get to the Port of New Orleans?

Port of New Orleans

Erato Street Terminal

1100 Port of New Orleans Place

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-1733

Travel Time: 16 miles from the New Orleans International Airport; travel time is approximately 40 minutes. DIRECTIONS TO THE PORT From Interstate 10 East to New Orleans

  • Follow the signs to the New Orleans Business District, U.S 90 West, Crescent City Connection to the West Bank.
  • Take exit 11-C, Tchoupitoulas/South Peters Street.
  • Proceed down the ramp to the ground level.
  • At the second traffic light, turn right. This is Tchoupitoulas Street.
  • At the next traffic light, turn left. This is Henderson Street.
  • Go two blocks (cross over the railroad tracks) and turn left. This is Port of New Orleans Place.
  • The Erato Street Terminal is directly ahead. Harbor Police will be directing traffic.

Port Parking:

Credit Card or Cash: (rates subject to change by the Port Authority)

  • $16.00 per day 
  • $32.00 per day (oversized vehicles)
  • Full payment due upon entering the parking garage.
  • Accepted forms of payment: U.S Dollars or Credit Cards
  • 6-story building; garage on floors 3-6; 1000 parking spaces
  • The garage is secure, lighted and patrolled.
  • Handicap Parking available with proof of valid permit.
  • No advance reservations required.

Oversized Vehicles Information:

  • Oversized vehicles will be directed to the Poydras Street Parking Lot after uploading luggage and passengers at the Erato Street Terminal.
  • The outdoor lot has 75 spaces and is secure, lighted and patrolled.
  • There is a shuttle available to bring you back to the Erato Cruise Terminal.
  • Call ahead for space at: 504 525-5476; ask for Mr. Leonard Smith.

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