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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 1 week ago

Make sure you have your change ready before you hop on! The bus driver hurried us along as we had a lot of quarters to put in and told us to sit down. These are neat to take when you need a bit of a...More

Thank TipiHaereNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to travel in NOLA is the wonderful streetcars. All you need is a streetcar map and a day pass. Just get on board and give yourself a tour of the garden district with its fantastic architecture and flower scent and historic trees,...More

Thank Nilsa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The streetcars are a great way to navigate the city. they run frequently. Street car operators must be the most unhappiest people in the world. they don't speak, very few helped elderly trying to get on or off, our last trip on the streetcar was...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to ride but there is no consistent schedule and we waited 1/2 hour. Drivers very helpful. Very convenient.

Thank Fern S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the streetcars a lot on our trip and enjoyed the rides. We saw a lot on the St. Charles line, and took the others a bunch for convenience.

Thank Jaclyn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s definitely worth the trip on one of these old fashioned trams to see around the city and the outlying suburbs. The service is regular and the vehicles are clean. Drivers are very helpful and knowledgeable and I thoroughly enjoyed trying these out. I recommend...More

Thank AlexandraVella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding the streetcar is a must when visiting NOLA, but they move VERY slowly and can't be relied on for getting someplace on time. Do it once and then use Uber to get around town faster.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My recommendation would be to take the St. Charles route starting from Canal Street and then continue until the end of the line when the driver simply shifts to the opposite end of the car. Continue riding back towards Canal Street and hop off at...More

1  Thank Mzsbach47
Reviewed 1 week ago

By taking the St. Charles Street Streetcar I enjoyed the old New Orleans style and atmosphere, magnificent houses with big porches and nice gardens. Have 1.25 ready in cash and hop on on the corner of Canal Street and Carondelet. Ride to the end, flip...More

Thank barbara b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Canal Street Car offers great views of New Orleans, It is quite the experience and is cheap. Some of the drivers are better than others.

Thank Lu B
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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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
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.