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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 2019
Weekend I: April 25, 26, 27 & 28
Weekend II: May 2, 3, 4 & 5 

The Jazz Fest Express provides continuous round-trip transportation between 3 departure points and the Fair Grounds, the site of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  

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

Departure Points 
Downtown: $22 per person

  • Steamboat Natchez Dock - Toulouse St. at the River   
  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel - 500 Canal St. 

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

ADVANCE Admission & Express Tickets:  $97 Downtown, $91 Wisner Lot/City Park (excludes Thursday, May 2)*
Available for sale Feb. 1 through Apr. 24 for Weekend I and Feb. 1 through May 1 for Weekend II by calling (504) 569-1401 or (800) 233-2628 from 7am – 4pm CT daily.   
Available for direct sale to the public April 24 and May 1 at the Steamboat Natchez Dock and the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel lobby from 8am – 4pm CT.  

DAY OF Admission & Express Tickets:  $107 Downtown, $101 Wisner Lot/City Park (excludes Thursday, May 2)*
Available for sale each day of the Fest at the 3 Departure Points from 9:30am – 5:00pm CT. 

Child admission tickets are $5 and may only be purchased on the days of the Festival (child tickets are not available on 5/2). *

Locals’Thursday – April 25
Admission tickets are available at a discounted rate of $50 at the 3 Departure Points to Louisiana residents with valid ID. Up to two admissions per resident.  Other guest must be present and both parties must board the Express shuttle at that Departure Point. 

*There are no admission tickets available for Thursday, May 2 but Express tickets are available for sale in advance and at all Departure Points on this date and all other days of the Festival for $22 from Downtown departure points and $16 from Wisner Lot/City Park.

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/Ticketmaster Will Call” ticket) and an Express ticket to board the shuttle busses 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 through Ticketmaster, click
 https://www.ticketmaster.com/new-orleans-jazz-and-heritage-festival-tickets/artist/1100440

If you already have your Jazz Fest admission ticket, purchase your Jazz Fest Express shuttle ticket online below or call (504) 569-1401 or (800) 233-2628 from 7am – 4pm CT daily. 

Shuttle only passes for Weekend I 4/25/19 - 4/28/19
(shuttle tickets are all dated 4/25 as they are valid for any day of Weekend I)


Departing from Wisner Lot/City Park - 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days

Departing from Sheraton Hotel (Downtown) - 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days

Departing from Steamboat Natchez Dock (Downtown) - 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days


Shuttle only passes for Weekend II 5/2/19 - 5/5/19
(shuttle tickets are all dated 5/3 as they are valid for any day of Weekend II)

Departing from Wisner Lot/City Park - 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days

Departing from Sheraton Hotel (Downtown) - 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days

Departing from Steamboat Natchez Dock (Downtown) - 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days



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 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.