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Transportation

Transportation and Regional Connectivity Overview

Average Commute: 32 min.
Airports: 2 international airports; 21 airports within 50 miles Interstates: I-10, I-12, I-59; I-55 within 20 miles
Rail: Norfolk Southern Railroad
Ports: Port of New Orleans, Port of South Louisiana, Port of Manchac, Port of St. Bernard

St. Tammany boasts a regional location within reasonable distance to:

  • New Orleans: 50 miles
  • Baton Rouge: 80 miles
  • Houston: 350 miles
  • Atlanta: 450 miles
  • Dallas: 500 miles
  • Chicago: 900 miles

Airports

Whether you need to take an early morning flight out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport or Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, your gateways to the world are less than an hour away. In the boundaries of St. Tammany Parish, businesses may also utilize Slidell Municipal Airport and St. Tammany Regional Airport in Abita Springs. Both are public-use.

Rail

Norfolk Southern Railway runs along the eastern side of St. Tammany Parish, and Amtrak arrives and departs daily from Slidell to points north, east, and west.

Within an hour’s drive, all six Class-One railroads serve the Port of New Orleans—the only seaport in the United States to be served by all six—allowing direct access to a 133,000-mile rail network. The Port of New Orleans website is a valuable resource for this infrastructure information.