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. For more information, click here. 
  • 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

GENERAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-TANGIPAHOA PARISH URBANIZED SYSTEM- Demand-Response, first-come first-served, curb-to-curb, non-emergency public transportation is available to everyone in Tangipahoa Parish, regardless of age, along with fixed route services in the cities of Hammond and Ponchatoula.


7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Pick-up time can be as early as 1 1/2 - 2 hours before scheduled trip. For special pick-ups, riders must schedule with TVCOA by 12:00 noon, at least 24 hours before transportation is needed.


Bus does not operate in dangerous weather conditions or on standard holidays


$9.00 per one-way trip - under 60 years of age

Residents of Tangipahoa Parish ages 60+ are asked to make a donation\ .50 cents per one-way trip on the regular fixed route in Hammond or Ponchatoula


Alternative Options