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Jazz Fest Express

THE OFFICIAL JAZZ FEST SHUTTLE!

The only shuttle that drops you off and picks you up inside the gates of the Fair Grounds!

Jazz Fest 2020

Jazz Fest 2020 has been postponed. THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WHEN WE HAVE REVISED DATES AND SALES INFORMATION.

Weekend I: April 23, 24, 25 & 26
Weekend II: April 30, May 1, 2 & 3

The Jazz Fest Express provides continuous round-trip transportation between 4 departure points and the Fair Grounds, the site of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. This year a new departure point at Poydras & Loyola has been added to serve South Market area residents, guests and businesses.

The shuttle operates all 8 days of the Fest from 10:30 am – 7:30 pm CT (or until all patrons have left the Fair Grounds). Festival gates open at 11 am daily.

Departure Points

Downtown: $22 per person

  • Steamboat Natchez Dock - Toulouse St. at the River (400 Toulouse St. on Google Maps)
  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel - 500 Canal St.
  • Hyatt House - 1250 Poydras St. (near Loyola Ave.)

Wisner Lot/City Park: $16 per person (includes free parking) – 5700 Wisner Blvd. on Google Maps (near Filmore Ave.)

ADVANCE Admission

ADVANCE Admission & Express Tickets:

Single Day (Thursday, Friday or Sunday): $97 Downtown, $91 Wisner Lot/City Park
Saturday: $112 Downtown, $106 Wisner Lot/City Park

  • Available for sale Mar 3 - Apr. 22 for Weekend I and Mar. 3 - Apr. 29 for Weekend II by calling (504) 569-1401 or (800) 233-2628 from 7 am – 4 pm CT daily.
  • ‚ÄčAvailable for direct sale to the public April 22 and April 29 at the Steamboat Natchez Dock and the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel lobby from 8 am – 4 pm CT.

DAY OF Admission

DAY OF Admission & Express Tickets

Single Day (Thursday, Friday or Sunday): $107 Downtown, $101 Wisner Lot/City Park
Saturday: Prices TBD

  • Available for sale each day of the Fest at the 4 Departure Points from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm CT.

Child (ages 2-10) admission tickets are $5 and may only be purchased on the days of the Festival. Child must be present.

Locals’ Thursday – April 23 & 30

Admission tickets are available at a discounted rate of $50 at the 4 Departure Points to Louisiana residents with valid ID. Up to two admissions per resident.  Other guests must be present and both parties must board the Express shuttle at that Departure Point.

Admission tickets are not sold separately but must be purchased as a package with the Express ticket.  However, if you already have an admission ticket, you may purchase an Express ticket separately. Patrons must present both an admission ticket (or proof of a “Jazz Fest Will Call” ticket) and an Express ticket to board the shuttle buses at the Departure Points.

Call (504) 569-1401 or (800) 233-2628 to purchase tickets or for information. Tickets purchased will be held at “Gray Line Will Call” at the Departure Point where you will board the Jazz Fest Express. There are no processing or handling fees charged.

To purchase Jazz Fest Express and admission tickets online, visit https://www.nojazzfest.com/tickets/.


If you already have your Jazz Fest admission ticket, purchase your Jazz Fest Express shuttle ticket online below from Mar. 3 - Apr. 22 for Weekend I and from Mar. 3 - Apr. 29 for Weekend II or call (504) 569-1401 or (800) 233-2628 from 7 am – 4 pm CT daily.

Shuttle only passes for Weekend I (April 23 - 26, 2020)

(shuttle tickets are all dated 4/23 but are valid for any day of Weekend I)

Shuttle only passes for Weekend II (April 30-May 3, 2020)

(shuttle tickets are all dated 4/30 but are valid for any day of Weekend II)

Accessibility

Accessibility:

If you are in need of a lift vehicle to transport you in a wheelchair or motorized scooter, please call us in advance (preferably 24 hours) at 504-569-1401 or 800-233-2628 to identify your departure location, date, and departure time in order that we may better serve you.

Driving Directions

Driving Directions to Wisner Lot/City Park - 5700 Wisner Blvd. on Google Maps

Traveling Eastbound from Baton Rouge / Lafayette:
Driving on 1-10 East, after passing the Bonnabel Blvd. exit in Metairie, get in the middle lane, take 610 East, then get in your right lane and take the Canal Blvd. exit. Turn left on Canal Blvd. and drive North 1.1 miles. Turn right on Filmore Ave. and go 1.2 miles. Turn left on Wisner Blvd., go .3 miles and the Wisner Lot will be on your left.

Traveling Westbound from Slidell / Gulf Coast:
Driving on 1-10 West, after crossing the Industrial Canal "High Rise" bridge, get in your right lane, take 610 West, travel past a few exits, get in your right lane and take the Canal Blvd. exit. Turn right on Canal Blvd. and drive North 1.1 miles. Turn right on Filmore Ave. and go 1.2 miles. Turn left on Wisner Blvd., go .3 miles and the Wisner Lot will be on your left.      

Jazz Fest Shuttle Map