Uber, Taxis, or Walking - New Orleans

Updated: May 27, 2019

Pedicabs and Bike Taxis in New Orleans

Uber or Taxi?

The answer always depends on which city I am in. Typically, Uber is a go to for me. My only reservation for Uber in New Orleans is the accessibility.



If you are taking Uber to or from a residential area or an easy to get to the location, request Uber.

If you are leaving or going somewhere that is packed with crowded streets and backed up traffic like Bourbon Street or French Quarter, then It is going to be very difficult for you and your Uber to find one another. You will be waiting forever for your driver to be able to get close to where you are.

Also, you will probably have to go to a designated pick up area that may require extra walking or getting lost. While in proximity of a lot of people and city buildings, service in New Orleans can get bogged down and your GPS maps may not be accurate, thus causing your Uber maps to be inaccurate and your Uber driver charging you without picking you up.

Tip - As always, before you get into your Uber make sure you check and see that the license plate, car model, and ask your driver's name to make sure that they all match before getting in any strangers vehicle. Being in a hurry is never worth risking your life for. Be smart, be safe!