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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located at:
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Directions and Parking Information

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is within walking distance of most downtown hotels and only five blocks from the Canal St. and Riverfront streetcar lines. If you’re driving to town, ample daily parking is available at the convention center for a fee (overnight parking is not allowed). Find more information and directions.(


TRAVELLERS, Inc., the AAFP's official travel agency, can help you with your travel arrangements. To contact TRAVELLERS, call (800) 382-6700 or email

Airport Transportation

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is located approximately 12 miles from the French Quarter and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. You can choose from a variety of ground transportation options to get you to and from your hotel:

  • Airport Shuttle: The official ground transportation for MSY, services the Downtown and Uptown hotels, the French Quarter, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and the Cruise Ship Terminals. Look for Airport Shuttle signage outside the baggage claim area – shuttles run every 30 minutes. Learn More(
  • Sedan Service: A sedan to Downtown Convention Hotel is $51.00  plus gratuity and fuel, so an all-inclusive rate for up to 3 passengers would be $66.75. An SUV that would hold up to 6 passengers would be $80.00 plus gratuity and fuel, or $103.00 all-inclusive. Learn More(
  • Taxi: Just outside of the baggage claim area, you will find a cab stand. The flat rate from the airport to anywhere within the city of New Orleans is $36 for one or two people, $15 per person for three or more.
  • Ride Share: App-based ride-sharing platforms, including Uber and Lyft, also service MSY. The designated pick-up location is outside of the Ground Transportation Center on the first floor of the short-term parking garage. Once your ride is arranged, you will receive the specific location of your driver.
  • City Bus: The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) operates an express line from MSY to Elk Place at Canal St. in Downtown New Orleans. The fare is $1.50 and the bus makes nine trips daily.

Find more information about airport transportation.(

Car Rental

Avis and Budget are the official AAFP care rental companies. Take advantage of your membership benefit when renting a car for FMX.

Reserve online( or call (800) 331-1600. Your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number is A685100.


Reserve online( or call (800) 842-5628. Your Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number is D574100.

Downtown New Orleans Transportation

New Orleans is one of the most walkable cities in the country with the majority of the downtown hotels located within one mile of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Many people choose to walk or bike( around the downtown area, or take a streetcar( to get to other neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking to get from your hotel to sessions, back to the hotel from dinner with colleagues or out to do some site seeing, you have a variety of transportation options:

  • Streetcar:( Four distinct lines – all originating Downtown – will take you through the French Quarter and beyond to some of New Orleans most unique neighborhoods. Take a ride on the iconic St. Charles Ave. line and enjoy the oak-lined streets of the Garden District. Hop on one of the newer Canal St. or Riverfront lines to visit City Park, historic cemeteries, the historic French Market and more!
  • Taxi:( Thanks to New Orleans’ compact geographic footprint, it’s quite affordable to get anywhere you’re looking to go by taxi.
  • Ride Share:( App-based ride-sharing platforms, including Uber and Lyft, service all of the New Orleans Metro area. Use your preferred app to arrange a ride.
  • Blue Bikes:( An innovative partnership between the City of New Orleans and Social Bicycles, Blue Bikes is an affordable bike share program sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. Download the app to find a bike station and rent a bike, then head out on your adventure – you only pay for the time you ride!
  • City Bus:( The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority operates bus routes through every part of the city. Download the GoMobile app( to purchase passes on the go for buses, streetcars and ferries!

For leisurely trips around the Downtown/French Quarter area, hop in a pedicab(, relax in a carriage(, or see the city from a new perspective on a riverboat( on the Mississippi River.

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Oct 9-13, 2018
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