Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Getting Here

Tulane University is located in Uptown New Orleans. The Uptown campus is on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, across from Audubon Park, and approximately four miles from the French Quarter. Click here for a map of campus.

By Air | By Train | NOLA Transportation | Getting to Tulane | Parking


AIR TRAVEL TO NEW ORLEANS
When flying to New Orleans, the destination airport is Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY). Armstrong International is served by 15 airlines to 48 nonstop destinations, both domestic and international.

Airport Shuttle
  • $20 each way or $38 round-trip between Tulane and the airport
  • Purchase tickets in advance here
  • Stops in front of PJ's Coffee on Tulane's campus at the corner of Willow and McAlister (building #96 on the above campus map)
  • For more information, call 866.596.2699
Taxis to and from the Airport
  • $33 for 1 to 2 people
  • $14 per person for 3+ people
  • Stop outside airport baggage claim (lower level)

RAIL TRAVEL TO NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans is served by Amtrak's daily City of New Orleans and Crescent routes, as well as the 3-days-weekly Sunset Limited route, through Union Passenger Terminal. The UPT is on the Loyola Streetcar Line (red cars).


TRANSPORTATION WITHIN NEW ORLEANS
For your convenience, we recommend taking a taxi or using public transportation when traveling around the city. Parking in both Uptown and Downtown New Orleans is hard to come by, and garage parking at downtown hotels can be expensive.

Streetcars
  • $1.25 per person, per ride, per line
  • The St. Charles line runs every 10 minutes from 6:00 AM to 12:00 midnight every day, and every 20 minutes from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM
  • The Canal (Cemeteries) line runs every 20 minutes from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and every 30 minutes from 1:00 PM to 3:30 AM
  • Click here for the full streetcar system map and timetable
Taxis
  • $3.50 for first 1/8 mile
  • $0.25 for each additional 1/8 mile
  • $1.00 for each additional passenger

GETTING TO TULANE'S UPTOWN CAMPUS

Due to limited parking in the Uptown area, we strongly recommend you use public transportation or a taxi to get to Tulane. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is located in 210 Gibson Hall, at 6823 St. Charles Avenue. For a map of campus, please click here.

Riding the Streetcar
Tulane is on the St. Charles Streetcar Line (green cars). If you're arriving to campus from the French Quarter or Central Business District, we recommend you catch the St. Charles streetcar at Common Street & St. Charles Avenue, one block off Canal Street.

Tulane is across from Audubon Park, and Gibson Hall is the center of the three main limestone buildings on St. Charles Avenue. Proceed up the center staircase, which leads directly into the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Driving from the West on I-10 (from the airport)
Follow signs toward the Central Business District. As you enter the downtown area, follow signs to Hwy. 90 Business/West Bank. Exit at St. Charles Avenue/Carondelet Street (do not cross the bridge). At the second traffic light, take a right onto St. Charles Avenue. Follow St. Charles Avenue about four miles.

Tulane and Gibson Hall will be on your right at 6823 St. Charles Avenue, across from Audubon Park. Gibson Hall is the center of the three main limestone buildings on St. Charles Avenue. Proceed up the center staircase, which leads directly into the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Driving from the East on I-10
As you enter the downtown area, follow signs to Hwy. 90 Business/West Bank. Exit at St. Charles Avenue/Carondelet Street (do not cross the bridge). At the second traffic light take a right onto St. Charles Avenue. Follow St. Charles Avenue for about four miles.

Tulane and Gibson Hall will be on your right at 6823 St. Charles Avenue, across from Audubon Park. Gibson Hall is the center of the three main limestone buildings on St. Charles Avenue. Proceed up the center staircase, which leads directly into the Office of Undergraduate Admission.


PARKING AT TULANE
If you're driving to campus, we recommend you plan to arrive early enough to find parking and walk to Undergraduate Admission from your car. There are six parking spaces on Cowen Circle outside the admission office for daily admission visitors, but parking on and around Tulane's campus can be very limited, especially for larger vehicles.

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Class on the Quad
Tulane's campus is located on the historic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line.

Did You Know?

In 1850, J. Lawrence Smith, a faculty member in the Tulane School of Medicine, invented the inverted microscope.