When you’re in New Orleans and need to store your luggage, you have a few options which we explain in this post.
Our local tour guides are often asked by our tour guests about luggage storage in New Orleans. They make it their business to stay on top of all the options.
This post is based on our guides’ first-hand experience as well as ideas that we got from members of our New Orleans Travel Tips Facebook group.
This popular group of over 40,000 members consists of locals, regular visitors, and newbies to the city.
You don't have to join to read the comments and recommendations, so check out the group for tips on visiting the Big Easy!
- Storage at the Airport
- Train and Bus Stations
- Luggage Storage - (the sharing economy method)
- Storage at Museums
- Tips From Locals and Travelers
- Things to Do in New Orleans
TIP: For budget travelers, it is worth considering purchasing a tourist pass. Tourist passes help you save up to 50% off of the retail prices of attractions by bundling several together.
To learn more, check out our post comparing the different New Orleans Tourist Attraction Passes.
LUGGAGE STORAGE IN THE AIRPORT
You can always call your airline and ask how early you can check your bags, as some will allow you to check luggage hours before your flight.
Also, many hotels, especially larger hotels, will often store your baggage for a fee, even for those not staying at the hotel. Call ahead to confirm they offer the service.
Given the lack of storage at the airport, you might want to look into the luggage storage companies below.
Union Passenger Terminal
If you’re traveling to New Orleans via Amtrak, Union Passenger Terminal offers luggage storage for $10 per day with a valid ticket.
A valid photo ID is required.
The station is open from 5 am to 10 pm.
Even if you don’t have an Amtrak ticket, you may be able to store items for $20 per item for 24 hours.
Greyhound Bus Terminal
There are currently no luggage storage options at the New Orleans Greyhound Bus terminal.
However, the below luggage storage companies have locations right near the station.
LUGGAGE STORAGE IN NEW ORLEANS
Bounce and its competitors below have created systems that let you, the traveler, find a local place that will store your bag.
They find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops, convenience stores, and even hotels.
These locations generally open early and close late and have the capacity and the security to hold your luggage.
This company offers some of the most competitive rates for luggage storage in New Orleans with prices starting at just $5.90/per piece per day.
There are currently more than 20 drop-off storage locations in New Orleans and you receive up to $10,000 insurance coverage.
Their app is easy to use which makes it one of the more popular luggage storage companies in New Orleans.
Type in FREETOURSBYFOOT at checkout to receive 5% off.
Alternatively, you could also save 10% by using the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass.
Stasher is a British company making inroads in the North American Market.
One feature that stands out is that they claim most of their locations are open 24 hours a day.
$6.89 per day per bag; $3,200 in insurance for a $3 fee.
This company has several locations in Nashville which they call “Angels.”
Angels can be found at several notable locations in New Orleans and the French Quarter in general, including Louis Armstrong Park.
You need to book online before arriving at the location. Keep in mind that even if your plans change, the reservation is non-refundable.
They charge $6 per item per day and have a guaranteed 3-minute check-in process. Pay $1.75 for $3,000 bag insurance.
Advance Check-In allows travelers to maximize their time when visiting New Orleans by transporting their bags to and/or from the requested hotel, cruise terminal, or New Orleans Airport.
To/ From Airport to Hotel, Hotel to Cruise, Airport to Cruise, Cruise to Airport
- First Bag $25
- 2 - 4 Bags $45
- $10 for each additional bag after 4
Receive 10% off when you book round-trip.
Fortunately, several museums in the city offer luggage storage while you're a visitor at their museum or gallery for a small fee or for free. It is for museum patrons only.
Be sure to call ahead to be 100% sure, as policies may change.
These museums do not take responsibility for your bags nor do they offer any insurance for storing your luggage.
The Guest Services desk at the National World War II Museum can store rolling luggage only provided there is available space.
There are lockers for storing backpacks and other small items but capacity is limited.
Need more options? Why not check out the shared-economy-style luggage storage above?
TIPS FROM LOCALS AND TRAVELERS
For suggestions on storing luggage in NOLA, we went through hundreds of comments on our New Orleans Travel Tips Facebook group page and here are a handful of recommendations.
Bounce, a company included in this post, was the most frequent recommendation and group members agreed that it was convenient and easy to store luggage with them.
Here, one member goes into detail about the quality of service and provides a reminder that your luggage should be locked and tagged, though this is the case with anywhere you would store your bags.
This member mentioned there are many luggage storage options in the French Quarter and recommends Radical Storage included in this post.
A tip for those tied down with luggage and want to go to the World War Two Museum.
For those finishing a cruise with lots of time to kill before their plane departs, here’s a great idea!
Remember, you don't need to become a member of our Facebook group to read the posts, comments, and advice.
You can even ask a question yourself on any New Orleans topic!
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