Car Rental at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, New Orleans, USA - Louisiana
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$44.47 per day
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$62.27 per day
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Economy rent a car
$76.13 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$85.20 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Chevrolet Colorado or similar
Chevrolet Colorado
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$86.40 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$94.23 / per day
Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$238.26 / per day
Premium
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$67.65 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:19 on 2023-03-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
1
Average car rental price
$94.33 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mph
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.9
Average gasoline price
$0.86 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$0.92 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$0.76 / 1 liter
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) serves the city of New Orleans and the surrounding area of southeastern Louisiana.  New Orleans is a popular tourist destination in the United States. The Big Easy is well-known for the French Quarter and the legendary parties to be had in it, though that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of kid-friendly attractions too. MSY is the main gateway to the city and with a rental car, you can venture further to Lake Ponchatrain, the mouth of the Mississippi, or the bayous of Acadiana.  

Top international routes

  • London-Heathrow
  • Frankfurt
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Cancun
  • Panama City

Main airlines

Southwest is the most popular airline at MSY carrying more than a third of the airport’s passengers. It flies to almost 30 major destinations across the United States in addition to Cancun.

Delta is the second most popular airline serving the airport. Its main connection is with its hub in Atlanta. It also flies to a few other major cities. American Airlines also serves many passengers. Its most popular destinations are Los Angeles, a hub of its, and Dallas-Fort Worth, its main hub. Its hubs in Chicago and Charlotte are also served by it. Finally, the third major airline, United also serves many passengers at the airport with its hub in Houston and Chicago being its most popular destinations.

The low-cost airline Spirit has become a popular airline at the airport. It serves around 20 different cities around the country and continues to add new destinations.

Starting in 2021, Breeze Airways now flies to New Orleans from Jacksonville. In the summer of 2022, it will also add Savannah as a destination

Finally, major international airlines located at the airport include British Airways (which flies to and from London- Heathrow), Copa Airlines (which flies to and from Panama City), Condor (which flies seasonally to Frankfurt), Air Canada Express (which flies to Toronto), and Air Transat (which flies to Montreal).

Terminals

The airport’s single terminal opened in November 2019. The previous terminal on the south side of the airport has been closed. The new terminal has three concourses. Concourse A is the international concourse handling all international arrivals. Therefore, British Airways, Condor, Transat, Air Canada, and Copa use the concourse. Southwest, Alaska and American use Concourse B. Finally, United Delta, Spirit, Frontier, and JetBlue fly from Concourse C.

Location

Louis Armstrong International is actually located in the suburb of Kenner, Louisiana. It is about 15 miles west of the French Quarter. I-10 is the quickest route to and from the airport. US-61 is also an option, though it takes significantly wronger.

Most popular types of rental car

Car rental desks

All of the suppliers that are located at the airport have rental desks in the consolidated car rental facility. Unfortunately, this facility is located on the south side of the airport next to the old terminal. It, therefore, requires a shuttle to reach, taking about 15-20 minutes. Make sure to account for this time when returning to the airport. The desks are generally open all but a few hours in the middle of the night when no flights land at the airport.

To return your car to the facility, you must take Exit 23A from I-10 (one exit before the main exit for the terminal) and follow the Airport Access Road all the way to the facility.

Services and facilities

As the airport’s terminal is brand new, it offers all one would expect of a modern, major airport.

The airport offers free unlimited WiFi throughout the terminal. Charging stations can also be found throughout the terminal. For those who want to relax, a Delta Sky Club can be found near Concourse C. there will soon be another lounge, the Club MSY, and a Be Relax which offers spa services.

Hungry travelers can find everything from fast-food chains such as chick-fil-a and Panda Express to the restaurants of local celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and John Folse. And yes, you can find a kiosk of the famous Cafe du Monde in the airport where you can have beignets and a cafe au lait.

Nearest gas station

The rental car facility is located on the south side of the airport, so the closest gas station is a Shell station on Airline Drive. If coming from I-10, you need to skip the Airport Access Road and continue to Airline Drive to reach it. From the station, take a left and there will be another entrance to the airport in 0.2 miles (roughly 300 meters).
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Airport info

Rating
6.8
  • Getting to the airport 5.2
  • Check-in and departures 5.8
  • Terminal facilities 4.5
  • Wi-Fi 4.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 2.3
  • Lounge 2.5

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

  • IATA: MSY
  • ICAO: KMSY
  • Name: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Distance from city: 10 miles / 16.1 km W of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +1 504 464 0831

Top 5 Locations near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

  1. 186.4 km / 115.8 miles away
  2. 281.8 km / 175.1 miles away
  3. 303.9 km / 188.8 miles away
  4. 340.8 km / 211.8 miles away
  5. 452.0 km / 280.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
$51.68
January
$51.22
February
$55.11
March
$58.03
April
$67.18
May
$67.56
June
$57.25
July
$52.86
August
$54.20
September
$59.47
October
$62.48
November
$59.02
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $51.22. You can see that this is 12% cheaper than the yearly average and 24% cheaper than renting a car in June (when rental prices start at $67.56 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent rental length at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in July the average rental period is 7 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
5
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
6
August
6
September
6
October
7
November
7
December

Which is the busiest month for car rental at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in February, while they are least likely to to rent in in January.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
53%
January
127%
February
89%
March
96%
April
96%
May
98%
June
127%
July
111%
August
92%
September
104%
October
103%
November
104%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers GreenMotion, Thrifty, Dollar, Economy rent a car, Alamo
Popular car categories Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs, Small cars
Lowest price $44 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Chrysler 200 4 4 Large cars
GreenMotion Jeep Cherokee 4 3 SUVs
GreenMotion Nissan Altima 4 1 Large cars
Economy rent a car Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
GreenMotion Mercedes C Class 2 1 Premium cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Volkswagen Jetta 2 2 Large cars

FAQ

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Louisiana?
You have to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Louisiana, though the minimum age may be higher for some categories of vehicles.
Is there any additional cost if I am 21 years old?
All rental companies charge an additional fee for drivers under the age of 25. This is because younger drivers are seen as having a higher risk of accidents.
If I rent a car in New Orleans, can I drive to Texas or Mississippi?
Yes, no matter which company you rent from, you can travel to neighboring states.
Can I use my auto insurance to cover a rental car in New Orleans?
Yes, if you are a resident of the US or Canada, your rate will not include any coverage and you can either use your own auto insurance or purchase coverage at the rental desk.
Are there any tolls in the New Orleans area?
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is a toll bridge with tolls being collected on the southbound side (there are no tolls in the direction leaving New Orleans due to congestion).
Can I pay the toll for the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in cash?
Yes, there are physical toll booths on the southbound lanes at which you can pay with cash, though the rate is slightly higher.

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
February 22, 2023
It was Mardi Gras...enough said...
United States of America (USA)
Ford Transit
November 16, 2022
Very welcome and sweet friendly people
United States of America (USA)
Chrysler 200
May 31, 2022
Once we arrived at baggage claim, we called the rental representative and were instructed to take the airport shuttle to the car rental building. When we arrived at that building, we had to call again and then waited only 5 minutes or so before a car arrived to take us to the Green Motion rental building about 5 minutes away. We were serviced and out the door in less then 10 minutes. Rental representatives were very friendly and welcoming. They even had trip recommendations to check out while we were in town.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Altima
April 23, 2022
We visited family in MS and the whole gulf coast was great
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
April 16, 2022
Go with local/small business and get top notch customer service!
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
March 9, 2022
It was all good.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
June 3, 2021
New Orleans was dope. Would recommend.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
May 24, 2021
Lot of favorite places were closed or closed very early. However the friendly welcoming attitudes abounded. The city is coming back slowly. Can’t wait to return, hopefully, in the fall when most restaurants, music venues should be back to near normal.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Altima
May 15, 2021
The guys were great!!! thanks to Ray for the pick up and delivery service back to the airport.
United States of America (USA)
Chrysler 200
April 30, 2021
Great value. Nice people. Great return experience. NO RENTAL CAR SHUTTLE BS. Direct to terminal after drop off.
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes C Class
October 6, 2020
This place was great and will use every time I return I visited My Mother and grew up there so not a lot to say I miss the food and home
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes C Class
August 6, 2020
rough because of Covid right now. Made the best of it...
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Silverado
July 30, 2020
Great prices

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
GreenMotion
8.61 / 10
Lowest rated company
Economy rent a car
8.12 / 10
Total number of reviews
13
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$94.33
Lowest daily price
$44.47
Total cars available
93

Top 11 Suppliers at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in 2023

GreenMotion
Excellent 8.6 / 192 reviews
+15042874090
1601 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA 70062
$44 - $72
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8337890983
600 RENTAL BLVD.
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.6
8337890984
600 RENTAL BLVD,
$82 - $148
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
5044683675
600 Rental Blvd
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+15044671296
600 Rental Boulevard
$82 - $200
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
National
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
+18888266890 / +18337890985
600 Rental Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062
$86 - $152
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 4 reviews
+18664342226
600 Rental Blvd
$62 - $82
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Excellent 8.4
5044720138
600 Rental Blvd
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+15044649511
600 Rental Boulevard
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Thrifty
Excellent 8.2 / 7 reviews
+18772830898
600 Rental Blvd
$116 - $250
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.1 / 2 reviews
+18773267368 / +15045001880
1021 Airline Drive Kenner La 70062
$76 - $87
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