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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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“exact change” (582 reviews)
“jazzy pass” (455 reviews)
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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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

Thank demarise2017
Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you visit NOLA you MUST take a streetcar ride!!! From downtown, you can use this efficient/fun way to see several areas of the city. The oldest line travels historic St. Charles Avenue (main route for Mardi Gras parades) past elegant mansions, churches of many...More

Thank Joanne E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great cheap way to get around New Orleans. Conductors are great for directions! Make sure you have singles and quarters since you need exact change

Thank matt w
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy connection between French Quarter and Garden District. There are several payment options including just a ride, day pass, and more.

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used the streetcars alot. It was very easy and the conductor was very helpful. Stops are every few blocks.

Thank ddecicco6
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss taking a ride on the Streetcars we especially enjoyed the St Charles and the Riverfront .Great value if you buy a day pass which is good for 24 hours from time of purchase There are five lines to try and when. It's hot...More

Thank Alison G
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.