Transportation and Parking

Located at One Collins Diboll Circle in City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art is easy to find. Arrive by car, bike, bus or streetcar. Ample free parking is available in front of NOMA on Lelong Drive or behind the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

By Car

From I-10 West/Baton Rouge

Take Exit 231A toward City Park/Metairie Road.
Turn left onto City Park Ave away from Metairie Road. Continue down City Park Avenue past Canal and Delgado Community College. Turn left onto N. Carrollton Ave from City Park Avenue. Turn left at Esplanade Avenue. You are facing Lelong Drive and NOMA.

From I-10 East/Downtown

Take the Carrollton Ave North, Exit 232, toward US-61/Tulane Avenue. Merge onto S. Carrollton Avenue. Continue 1.6 miles. Turn left at Esplanade Avenue. You are facing Lelong Drive and NOMA.


Parking is always free on Lelong Drive and the streets surrounding NOMA within City Park. Handicap spaces are reserved at the front of the museum adjacent an entrance ramp. NOMA is also located near numerous attractions within City Park. The handicap entrances are located on the left and right side of the museum near Café NOMA and the NOMA Museum Shop. Ramps at the main museum entrance stairs lead to a courtyard. Ring the buzzer on the door and security staff will allow entry. Please call 504.658.4105 if you require additional assistance.

By Taxi or Ride Share

It will take about 15 minutes to arrive at NOMA by cab, Lyft, or Uber from the French Quarter or CBD. Click here for more information about local cab companies.

By Bike

NOMA is less than 5 miles from downtown and the historic French Quarter, so a bike is a great way to travel and see the sights of the city along the way. New Orleans is a bike-friendly city with several convenient bike rentals available.
Blue Bikes—New Orleans’ community run bikeshare—provides stations across the city. Lock up at the two conveniently located hubs near the museum at City Park and Esplanade Avenues or at Café du Monde. For a limited time, use the promo code NOMA23 for a free 30-minute ride on Blue Bikes to or from NOMA.
Click here to find out more about navigating New Orleans by bike.

By Streetcar

The Canal–City Park streetcar line terminates at the intersection of Wisner Avenue and Esplanade Street, within a short walking distance of NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Click here for the streetcar schedule.

By Bus

Buses and streetcars are operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.  RTA bus routes with stops near the museum include #27-Louisiana, #60-Hayne, #90 Carrollton, and #91 Jackson-Esplanade. Visit the RTA website for route maps and schedules.

If you are planning an extended stay in New Orleans, you may want to check here for multiple day passes for streetcars and buses.