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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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  • Average8%
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“day pass” (2,210 reviews)
“exact change” (582 reviews)
“jazzy pass” (455 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
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+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

WOW $3.00 and you can ride around all day. Saved our feet from otherwise calling it an early night. We went all over town to area that we would not have otherwise. St. Charles street was a great adventure. Have your dollars ready to hold...More

1  Thank dinaboscio
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well run and reliable. Conductors and drivers were helpful and patient. One bus driver watched as we walked away to be sure we went to the correct corner to wait. She honked and pointed to the correct corner as we went astray.

Thank zogor
Reviewed 2 days ago

The oldest urban railway in continuous operation in the world, they say. The cars are clean and comfortable and riding is cheap and easy. Buy a day pass for $3, cash only.

Thank doublewide23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We used them on our last day in the city. In retrospect we should have used them from day one. Economical and easy. We spent one afternoon just riding to and fro the Garden district. The trolley operator was informative and kind. He went out...More

Thank Shantha1939
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed riding the RTA Streetcars. Although very crowded, still very reasonably priced. Buying a pass allowed us to get off and back on without charging. Definitely a way to see just about everything.

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss riding the trolley down St. Charles avenue. Prettiest houses in America. So fun riding with the windows down taking in all the beautiful sights and sounds of the beautiful Crescent City.

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Streetcars are an awesome way to get around, very cheap and run frequently. The drivers were very helpful, you do need to have exact change or buy pass.

Thank Ann Marie B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The streetcar driver actually got off the streetcar to walk the blind man across two intersections so he would be safe before coming back to streetcar to continue our journey I have heard that another one also wheeled a wheelchair occupant halfway down the block...More

Thank Irene B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We rode from one end of the line to the other of 3 of the street car lines . The 12-St Charles St, the 48-Cannel St, and the 2-Riverfront . We were able to sight see for free by just riding an looking at the...More

1  Thank demarise2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the streetcar from City Park to Canal Street one day. The last day, we took the Charles St. (green) streetcar which took us to the end and then back again. The streetcars were surprisingly efficient, although slow. So what? We enjoyed the streetcars...More

Thank WayneSchmitt
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JJBCancun
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%
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123mandig
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
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Helen M
1 July 2017|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
we parked at our hotel and never used our car. just rode the RTA lines.
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