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RTA - Streetcars

Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
+1 504-248-3900
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Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines.
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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t beat the ease of getting around the city. Easy to navigate and you get to see a lot of the city.

Thank Preston F
Reviewed yesterday

After parking our rental car, we opted for a $3., all day, streetcar pass. We found the driver’s to be very helpful and one in particular to be very humorous. The system is easy to use. But, you might want to step into the Pat...More

Thank rcansaw2016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The street cars were a real treat to ride and look at the architecture of New Orleans but the schedule of the streetcars had no rhyme or reason. A couple of times there was a gap of 10 minutes between streetcars but other times it...More

Thank Shawn K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our 10 minute ride from our hotel to the Superdome. It was a nostalgic trip through time. When it was time to return, the streetcar became disabled and we ended up walking back to the hotel.

Thank Alan304
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had fun grabbing the cable cars and going from our hotel down to the French Quarter. The conductors were great with directions and tips as to things to do.

Thank Kbwhat
Reviewed 2 days ago

Buy the all day pass that is good for 24 hours, Can ride any of the street cars and public transportation. We took the Green Street car out to the Garden district, and then further out to the Zoo. Comfortable.

Thank Jerome F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The street cars were awesome ! It’s only 1.25 to use one way or 3 dollars for a all day pass , they only down side is that at night it’s very difficult to get a street car , for us at least it took...More

Thank Jacobs C
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to get around the distrficts in New Orleans, this is your best value. One day passes are $3.00. You can ride to any stop and basically hop on or off.

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Navigate across the Quarter and other parts of the city on the streetcars. They're fun, clean, have friendly drivers, and are inexpensive (especially for seniors). Ask for transfers to get on other streetcars and bus lines. Riding the streetcars is a great way to see...More

Thank margaretcF2842HQ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very convenient way to take a leisurely ride around New Orleans’ neighborhoods. Great, helpful, and patient drivers! One let us reverse all the seats when we reached the end of the line! Everyone was facing forward for return trip. 😁

Thank LJEMaryland
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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1 December 2017|
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Response from KEITH J | Reviewed this property |
We found Uber to be the least expensive transportation back to the airport from the French Quarter.
11 September 2017|
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Response from Barb B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this was my first trip to New Orleans but I doubt they would have them running on that holiday out of respect for the folks that drive them but don't know for 100%
28 August 2017|
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Response from Craig F | Reviewed this property |
I can't help with the La Pavillion question because I don't know the location of the hotel. Sorry. Perhaps someone from New Orleans can answer it for you 25 people would fit on a single car assuming there is room. We... More