Lafayette is a two-and-a-half-hour drive from New Orleans. Some of you may be staying longer and hitting Jazz Fest the following weekend in New Orleans. Flying into MSY makes most sense if that's the case. And for those coming just for our weekend, the airport is LFT.
Take the Amtrak
The Sunset Limited runs between New Orleans and Los Angeles and stops in Lafayette. If you fly into New Orleans, trains for Lafayette are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:00 AM getting in just after noon.
If you decide to drive yourselves to Lafayette, keep in mind that parking will be challenging near downtown. You'll likely have to walk ten or so blocks. There is a free shuttle every 15 minutes from the Cajundome to Festival.