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RTA - Streetcars

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Address: Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit...

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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Great way to get around the city

Ride the street car for $3.00, 24hrs. Great way to hop on hop off and see the sites. Tip, have exact change if you are tourist.

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WALLACE
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53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ride the street car for $3.00, 24hrs. Great way to hop on hop off and see the sites. Tip, have exact change if you are tourist.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For $3 you can ride as much as you want for 24 hours. It's a great way to see the city. I highly recommend riding to the end and back.

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Saratoga Spings, United States
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So easy to find the stops, buy the 24 hour pass for $3 get on and off as many times as you like. Windows can be opened to feel the breezes, many riders can give info on where to get off the view the sites. Hotels and Visitor centers have the route map.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These classic streetcars are a fun way to see some of the grandeur of St. Charles Avenue. Note a few things... 1. The cars are not fast. They stop often and are slow to load and unload. Don't rely on them as rapid transit and you will be happier. 2. The cars have steps. If you have a baby stroller,... More 

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Thank mbc421
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to get around for very cheap this is the way to go. However, you could walk faster but it does save your feet. Operators are friendly, make sure you have exact change.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rode on the red and the green lines. You wait at the stops, and ride as far as you want, or go round trip. Fare is $1.25, and $.45 for Seniors! You ride on tracks with a trolley hooked up to a line for electric power. It is a relaxing and set back experience. A great way to view... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Riding a streetcar was quite nostalgic and an easy and cheap way to get around New Orleans. We rode the streetcar simply to ride through the warehouse and garden districts. For someone not savvy with public transportation, it could be somewhat confusing to use as the signage at stops is not great or very informative. However, once you get your... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Riding the streetcar is very exiting ride it take you all over New Orleans to see different thing in the city would recmond it to every one to do.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean and well decorated streetcars. Brought back lots of memories. The drivers were very helpful to tourists providing directions. The downside was too many passengers but not enough streercars. I waited for 2 full streetcars drove by and decided to take Uber. They would be excellent if they schedule more streetcars during the peak Sunday late mornings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure and get a day pass or more instead of paying individually for each ride!! You can get on and off at will and only pay $3 all day for any line of streetcars available. GREAT value for the money. Have exact money to get on as they do not make change. These run near many of the sites... More 

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