Travel Information

International students requiring transportation to/from the New Orleans Airport should refer to the information below for transportation options.


Travel from New Orleans International Airport to Hammond:

Northshore Airport Express - provides shuttle service to/from the North Shore and the airport. Please contact for exact quotes of fares. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 985-386-3861 for reservations or more information.


Amtrak - Union Station is located at 1001 Loyola Avenue. The phone number is 504-528-1610. Amtrak does not provide transportation from the airport. Passengers should use limousine, public bus, or taxi service to reach the station.


Jefferson Transit - This is the public bus system for Jefferson Parish. There is a bus route that goes from the airport to downtown New Orleans near the Amtrak and Greyhound stations. For more information, click here.


Taxicabs - Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. 


For more detailed information regarding the above transportation options,

visit the New Orleans airport's ground transportation page.



Travel from Hammond to New Orleans International Airport:

Northshore Airport Express - same information as above


Amtrak - The station is located at 404 NW Railroad Avenue. The phone number is 985-345-6264. The station is walking distance from the university, but passengers may require a short taxi ride if they will have baggage.


Travel around the City of Hammond

Tangipahoa Parish Public Transportation- Operated by the Tangipahoa Parish Voluntary Council on Aging, there is both a call-in (on-demand) transportation service for a fee of $9 per one way trip within the parish and a bus system which runs through Hammond and Ponchatoula, connecting at North Oaks Hospital.  The fare for the bus is $0.50.  Although there is a schedule, due to various circumstances, the actual times for the stops may vary by a few minutes, so if you will be using the bus, please allow plenty of extra time for your trip. 


Alternative Options