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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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“day pass” (2,180 reviews)
“exact change” (572 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Only in NOLA can you take a ride through an interesting city for only $1.50 per person per ride or $3.00 per person for a hop on and off all day pass. Exact amount only!! Get a map from your hotel to see where the...More

Thank monaslillet
Reviewed yesterday

We rode the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar all the way up to the end and back. I have never seen such beautiful houses one after the other! It is a very historical and relaxing experience.

Thank kenth0mp
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

this is awesome!!! i am not used to this in Miami, super cool ride, goes thru the middle of the street and takes you up and down the street , and you pay 3.00 all fay pass... or if not 1.25 each way.. so you...More

Thank Lily V
Reviewed yesterday

The streetcars are the best things in NOLA for a visitor and local alike. With parking in the quarter nearly non-existent and the hotel parking running $30 to $40 a night why not take public transit and a leisurely ride on the streetcars / trolleys...More

Thank Dave O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great way to get around and see the city. $3 all day pass the best. Take the St Charles line and see the beautiful garden district. Well worth seeing the mansions and university area.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed yesterday

Streetcars are fun. The standard fare is $1.20. However, older adults ride for $0.40. The streetcars run with frequency. They are not air conditioned

1  Thank umcpastor
Reviewed 2 days ago

The streetcars are a great way to see the city. You can buy a $3 ticket to use as many times as you need in a 24 hour period.

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've gone to New Orleans to visit family almost every year for over 50 years and I still look forward to a ride down St. Charles on a warm summer evening!

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The streetcars are very convenient, and run pretty-much on schedule, but with open windows and no air conditioning, it is hot and sticky on the streetcars.

Thank pattiadams
Reviewed 2 days ago

Reasonable method to get around New Orleans. Old cars with minimum comforts. Difficult for people with handicaps to use these vehicles.

Thank wfb4785
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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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NOLAGirl_50_11
7 May 2017|
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Response from Jesse H | Reviewed this property |
You purchase the day pass from the driver of the trolley. It was $3 per person for the day.
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EdUsher
16 April 2017|
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Response from Jackie L | Reviewed this property |
Definitely download the RTA app. We did and it makes it so much easier. The Canal St line is right outside your door. That will take you to City Park...we rode up and back just to see the sites. The St Charles line is... More
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