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Baton Rouge, LA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 80
Total Sleeping Rooms 10,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 300
Committable Meeting Rooms* 20
Largest Exhibit Space 70,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 30,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $109
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $55
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $519
*Maximum for a single hotel

Baton Rouge, LA Airport Information

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

Approximate taxi fare: $25 USD

Located just four miles north of the downtown district, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport provides easy access to the city and its vast attractions. The airport offers non-stop service to major cities across the United States including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston.

Nestled within the airport's two terminals are numerous amenities including restaurants and shops, a business center, a conference room and free wireless Internet access. For passenger convenience, the airport also offers 1,300 parking spaces.

Airline carriers serving Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta
  • Northwest Airlines

Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

Approximate taxi fare: $167 USD

Located just 70 miles away from downtown, New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport is another option for traveling to Baton Rouge. Amenities abound at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Advanced baggage check-in, free wireless Internet access, tax-free shopping, lounges and financial services are all available to make the passenger experience more comfortable. The airport offers service to over 30 cities across the country. Nine major carriers, including American, Delta, Southwest and United, operate out of Louis Armstrong International.

Baton Rouge, LA Public Transportation

Capital Area Transit System (CATS)

Baton Rouge's Capital Area Transit System operates a network of buses known as CATS. Buses provide easy access to all parts of the city as well as to LSU and Southern University. Overall, CATS offers 17 routes throughout the city.

Regular one way fare is $1.75 per adult and $0.35 for seniors.

Capital Park Trolley Service

As part of the downtown development project, Baton Rouge offers a free, convenient trolley service. The trolley cars make 20 stops at major points of interest throughout the downtown area including the River Center, Old State Capitol, Old Governor's Mansion and the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino.

Trolleys run Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Fare is free.

Rental Cars

Visitors to Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport can find the desks for car rental companies just past the baggage claim area. Representatives from Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are available to assist arriving guests.

Passengers traveling from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will find the desks for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty on the lower level of the airport.


Taxi cab service is available from both Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Taxis can be found lined up outside the baggage claim areas of both airports.

Approximate fare from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport to downtown Baton Rouge is $25. Taxi service from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to downtown Baton Rouge is approximately $167.

Hotel Transportation Accommodations

Several Baton Rouge hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to guests throughout their stay, as well as free parking.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Lafayette, LA 55 mi 1 hr 1 min N/A USD $433+
New Orleans, LA 80 mi 1 hr 23 min N/A USD $799+
Lake Charles, LA 126 mi 1 hr 56 min N/A USD $550+
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