Getting Around Metairie

Metairie, Louisiana is located in the Jefferson Parish section of Louisiana, just west of New Orleans. Most people travel by car in Metairie, but other forms of transportation are available to take you around town.

Car Rental
Rent a car if you need a set of wheels to travel in and around Metairie during your stay. With Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 5 miles to its west and New Orleans lakefront Airport 10 miles northeast, Metairie features several car rental locations within town, so visitors do not have to travel far to rent a vehicle.

Take the Bus or the Train
To take bus ride through Metairie, Louisiana, hop on the local E4 that runs down Metairie Road. This is a great sightseeing way to see the town. With bus stops every two blocks, you can get off the bus, visit a few shops and hop back on.

The bus runs eastbound and westbound through Severn Avenue, Bonnabel Boulevard, and Canal Street and City Park. Transfer to the E5 line at Severn Avenue for points north and south of Metairie Road, including the Lakeside Mall, East Jefferson Hospital, and Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA)train station at the Canal Street and City Park stop, connects passengers to buses running into New Orleans and other routes around Metairie, Lousiana.

Transfer to the E-1 line to visit the AMC/Palace 12 Clearview Theatre, Clearview Mall, and as an alternate route to the Lakeside Mall. The RTA will also take you to the Orleans Parish Westbank for a visit to the Audubon Zoo and the Aquarium of the Americas.

If you're cycling through town and decide to take a bus, the E4 buses are equipped with bike racks free of charge. Riding the bus is an inexpensive way to get around town during your stay in Metairie, Louisiana.

The E4 operates on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM. The bus does not run on holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays, so have an alternate form of transportation available on these days.

By Boat
Just north of Metairie is Lake Pontchartrain and to its south is the Mississippi River, the Great River Road. For a change in pace, and to enjoy the scenic views from the water, embark upon one of the many cruises along the Mississippi River. Enjoy an afternoon meal during your cruise, and stop at popular destinations along the trip to sight-see, shop and meet some of the locals.