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£27 per day*
* Rates are based on a 7 day rental from 21/08/2017-28/08/2017 at New Orleans
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Hertz at New Orleans

New Orleans is a place brought to life by music. It breathes jazz, soul and blues, giving the city a vibrant, natural rhythm that you can feel wherever you go. Combine this with the stunning southern architecture, the melting-pot of culture, the riot of colours at Mardi Gras and you have a city that lures you in with its many charms.

Whether you’re visiting for business or a well-earned holiday, car hire in New Orleans is the perfect way to navigate the city and gives you the option to get out and explore the rest of Louisiana and the south. Take advantage of our best price guarantee and a number of pick-up locations all across the city, including one at the Louis Armstrong Airport. We’ll help you get on the road quickly, to dip into the effervescent city of New Orleans.

Pickup Locations New Orleans

  • Hyatt Regency-Self Service Kiosk

    Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8:00AM-1:00AM

    Address: 601 Loyola Avenue

    Phone: 504-568-1645

  • Atlantic Aviation-Private Flights Only

    Opening hours: Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

    Address: 749 Lockheed Drive

    Phone: (504) 468-3675

  • Hawthorne Aviation-Private Flights Only

    Opening hours: Mo-Su 24 hours

    Address: Hawthorne Aviation - Private Flights Only

    Phone: 504-246-5404

  • Landmark Aviation-Private Flights Only

    Opening hours: Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

    Address: 5801 Walter Beach Street

    Phone: (504) 246-5404

  • Toyota of New Orleans HLE

    Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM-6:00PM
    Sat 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sun Closed

    Address: 13150 I-10 Service Road,
    New Orleans East

    Phone: (504) 246-5404

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

    Opening hours: Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

    Address: 600 Rental Blvd

    Phone: (504) 468-3675

  • 901 Convention Center Blvd HLE

    Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-6:00PM
    Sat-Sun 8:00AM-1:00PM

    Address: 901 Convention Center Blvd

    Phone: (504) 568-1645

  • Flightline First FBO-Private Flights Only

    Opening hours: Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

    Address: 6101 G Belanco Street

    Phone: (504) 246-5404

  • Amtrak

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa 0800-1300, Su Closed

    Address: 1001 Loyola Avenue

    Phone: 504-568-1645

  • Belle Chasse Reserve Base Naval Air Station

    Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM-6:00PM
    Sat 9:00AM-1:00PM
    Sun Closed

    Address: 400 Russell Avenue,
    NAS JRB

    Phone: (504) 227-0332

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Driving in and around New Orleans

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Car hire in the US makes it much easier to get to grips with the huge scale of cities and states. And in New Orleans it also helps you to get to some of the more remote but architecturally fascinating and charming suburbs, such as Mid-City. Most of the driving rules are simple to follow but, of course, you’ll be driving on the right hand side of the road. Speed limits will usually be posted, but you shouldn’t exceed 30mph (48km/h) in busy urban areas.

Parking can be difficult in the French Quarter, which is busy and can be expensive for even short-stays. You’re best to park up outside and navigate your way around on foot. If you don’t see a parking meter next to your spot, check the rest of the block – often a single solar-powered meter serves an entire street. Check out Esplanade Avenue and the Lower Quarter for some free places to park.

One quirky rule here is that many intersections will not allow you to make a left turn. Often you’ll have to drive past it, find a safe and suitable place to make a U-turn, then head back and turn right. Locals call this the ‘Louisiana Left’, but we suggest planning your journey in advance to avoid any funky driving manoeuvres.

If heading for the airport, it’s situated to the west of the city on Route 61. The major highway that cuts all across New Orleans is the Interstate 10 (I-10) – in fact it spans all of the southern US, from California to Florida. Route 90 takes you both to the south-west of Louisiana and to the north-east. 

A quick guide to New Orleans

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New Orleans is a city where you’ll want to be outdoors. Whether it’s to soak up the street corner music, sample the calorific culinary treats or walk through the historic neighbourhoods, this is a place that basks in sunshine. Many visitors come in the spring to avoid the summer humidity and the Mardi Gras crowds, but whenever you arrive, you’re certain of a unique experience and a warm welcome.

French glamour

If you hear locals talking about the ‘Quarter’, they mean the French Quarter, New Orleans’ most famous neighbourhood. It’s not purely French however – the buildings here also meld Creole and Spanish influences to creating beautiful designs you’ll want to photograph from the moment you set foot inside. The decorative cast iron balconies are a key feature of this intriguing neighbourhood that many residents call home. We recommend sticking around the Quarter until the lights go out.

This place truly comes to life after dark, experience street musicians and artists, chatty locals and gorgeous squares, street food and sit down restaurants, antique shops and art galleries all at your doorstep. Bourbon Street, dating back to 1798, is a historically lively destination and is worth a visit before ending your night at Fritzel’s, the oldest jazz club in all of New Orleans.

From Creole to Cajun

A city that has a serious love affair with food, New Orleans does not leave you short of choice. But to make your trip more memorable, sample some of the local specialties. A Louisiana native might be able to explain the differences between Cajun and Creole cuisine – words that are often used interchangeably by outsiders – but both are delicious. Gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee are some standout dishes, but New Orleans also has a track record in sandwiches – both the po-boy and the muffuletta are popular here. Galatoire’s on Bourbon Street is one of the oldest restaurants in town, run by a 5th generation French family. Oysters and escargot deliver the French flair, while crabmeat Yvonne and seafood okra gumbo offer a local touch. Commander’s Palace is a place for an occasion – it has a dress code – and you can feast on pecan-crusted gulf fish, ceviche and pecan pie.

The musical city

It isn’t just jazz that gets toes tapping in NOLA. You could visit the New Orleans Opera or take in a concert by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. If you want to join in the action, head to The Maison on Frenchmen Street or Mulate’s on Julia Street. Both serve dinner, but you’re here for the live bands and Cajun dancing that will get you up out of your seat to shake your stuff. At Rock ‘n’ Bowl on South Carrollton Avenue you can knock some pins down while rockabilly and zydeco musicians get the people dancing.

There’s never a dull moment in New Orleans, one of America’s most exciting cities with a culture you’ll embrace. Car hire in New Orleans is the ideal way to get around and experience it all, whether you want to jive to jazz or savour some Gumbo…

** When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.