An UberX car can pick you up in ~8 minutes. Those taxi fares are for anywhere in the city of New Orleans, except east of Elysian Fields and the West Bank. It's the third day of operations at the brand new terminal at New Orleans International Airport and it hasn't been without problems. This taxi fare estimate from New Orleans International Airport to 500 Canal St was updated 153 days ago.
Uber and Lyft are ready to take you to and from New Orleans International Airport, in and around the French Quarter and MidCity and anywhere else you need to go. When you're planning a visit to New Orleans, one thing you should know is that it's a fairly large and sometimes complicated city, even with all its southern charm and beauty. Uber is an alternative to a taxi, a system that uses local drivers in their own vehicles to quickly get you where you need to go. If you're planning a trip to New Orleans and you're not interested in the expense and hassle of renting a car or using a traditional taxi service, you should consider Uber and Lyft.