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Special Car Rental Rates

Avis has been designated the official car rental company for the ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Special meeting rates and discounts are available on a wide selection of GM and other cars at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

To receive these special rates, be sure to mention your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is Avis Worldwide Discount or AWDnumber is D130903. Call to receive the best car rental rates available; call Avis direct at 1-800-331-1600 or go to the Avis Web page at: https://www.avis.com/AvisWeb/reservation/ReservationsInitializer?
. The discount will be effective 9 February through 1 March, 2013.


$33 flat rate from airport to downtown area for 1 or 2 persons, and $14 (per passenger) for 3 or more passengers.

Shuttle Service

A $4.00 discount is being offered to ASLO attendees by Shuttlefare for service between the New Orleans airport and the downtown hotels in the ASLO Block. To make your reservation, go to Shuttlefare’s web site at: www.shuttlefare.com and proceed, as follows:

(Note: If you need customer service, call: 877-300-4826)

Transportation in the Downtown Area

Visitors to New Orleans will notice the streetcars. They are a great way to see the city with three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates downtown but takes you to different parts of the city. One-way fares are $1.25 and can be paid with exact change when you board. One, 3- and 5-day unlimited ride passes are also available for $5, $12 and $20 respectively. (These fares are subject to change.) If you prefer to take a cab, most journeys by cab are very affordable. 

Busses also are available in the downtown area, but they do not run to the airport.

Public Transportation

Busses and streetcars are available in the downtown area (they do not run to the airport). The cost is $1.25 for each time you get on.


A map showing parking near the convention center (PDF, 686k) is available.

Ample parking is available at the Convention Center for a daily fee.