The Three Greater New Orleans Ferries
There are three ferries in the Greater New Orleans Ferry System: Algiers Point/Canal St. - Gretna/Canal St. - Chalmette/Lower Algiers. All are free for pedestrians and $1 RT for vehicles - charged from the Westbank only.
Pets are welcome, as are bikes.
Algiers/Canal St. Ferry
Duration: - 5 minutes
Cost: Free for pedestrians. $1 per car from the Algiers side.
Schedule: First boat - 6:00 a.m. (Algiers side) Last boat - 12:15 am. (Canal St.) (after mdnight)
Leaves Algiers - every 30 minutes on hour and half hour. Leaves Canal St. - every 30 minutes at a 1/4 until and 1/4 after the hour
Directions: Algiers Ferry Terminal
GPS: 1 Morgan St, New Orleans, LA 70114
Take the Crescent City Connection Bridge over the river. Exit General DeGaulle, right hand option, Turn right, then right again onto L.B. Landry. Follow to the river. Turn left and follow to ferry terminal on your right.
ALGIERS: There is a private parking lot just adjacent to the ferry. Because it is a private lot, they can charge whatever they like. The normal price is $5 flat fee on weekdays but they do charge more for high-traffic days like weekends, Mardi Gras, French Quarterfest, etc.
The streets surrounding the ferry are residential parking with a 2-hour limit for visitors.
Canal Street Ferry Terminal Parking (non festival prices)
CANAL PLACE - VALIDATED BY SHOPPING: 0-2 hrs $2, 2-3 hrs $5, 3-4 hrs $7, 4-5 hrs $9, 5-8 hrs $30, 8-24 hrs $40
HILTON HOTEL - 0-1 hrs $12, 1-2 hrs $16, 2-4 hrs $19, 4-6 hrs $23, 6-24 hrs $38
CENTRAL PARKING - 0-1 hrs $6, 1-2 hrs $8, 2-3 hrs $10, 3-4 hrs $13, 4-8 hrs $15, 8-24 hrs $20
Gretna/Canal St. Ferry
Duration - 15 - 20 minutes
Cost - Free for pedestrians. (no vehicles)
Leaves Gretna every hour on the 1/2 hour. Leaves Canal St. every hour on the hour.
Schedule - Mon. - Thurs.: 6:30 am - 5:30 p.m. Fri.: 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Sat.: 12:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Sun. 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
PARKING LOT: 200 Huey P Long Ave. $5 flat rate for 24 hrs.
PARKING GARAGE: 300 Derbigny St., 0-2 hrs = $5, 2-24 hrs = $7
METERED PARKING: 2-hr metered parking on downtown Gretna streets
Central Parking Systems - 300 Derbigny St., , Gretna, LA 70053-591 (504) 367-0711
Gretna was founded in 1836 and today, remains a vibrant city of over 18,500
residents and home to over 900 businesses
Directions: Gretna Ferry Terminal
GPS: 1 Huey P. Long, Gretna, LA 70053
From Highway 90, heading East: Exit at Manhattan. Left to 4th St. Right to Newton St. Left at 1st Street (the river) follow to ferry terminal on right. From Highway 90, heading West: Exit Lafayette St. Turn right and follow to the river. Turn left at 1st Street and follow to ferry on your right.
Chalmette/Lower Algiers Ferry
Duration - 10 minutes
Cost - Free for pedestrians, $1 Round trip charged on Westbank.
Leaves Lower Algiers every half hour on the hour and 1/2 hour. Leaves Chalmette every 1/2 hour at 1/4 before and after the hour.
Hours: 6 a.m.to 9 p.m. daily