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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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“street cars” (802 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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Reviewed yesterday

Using the street cars in NOLA is a nice way to get around a fairly large area. It is a bit confusing buying and then using the fare. I downloaded their app and then bought tickets that way. Much easier to do this than stand...More

Thank lac349
Reviewed yesterday

Our group of twelve stayed in the Indigo Hotel on St. Charles street. The streetcar came by every five minutes or so. $1.25 one way or $3.00 all day. What a deal, The ride took us to Canal St. where we just walked across the...More

Thank upstatetraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did a trip down St Charles Avenue and it was a good fun way to see all the antebellum houses. The streetcars are old fashioned in a good way, with classic wooden seats. It’s not a super fast way to travel, but you do...More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used the St Charles streetcar route in New Orleans on a number of days, met the real New Orleanians on their daily commutes and visited restaurants and the shopping areas of Magazine Street. Three dollars for a day ticket is great value and a...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rode the streetcars on the last day of our trip. The only scenic one is the St. Charles line. It is the oldest continuously running streetcar in the world. Although we enjoyed the ride it is not a substitute for a tour. You can...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I started each day with a ride on the street car, when they were free of tourists and a window seat was guaranteed. The route stretches from the bustle of Canal Street to the serenity of Carrollton, gliding past some of the most magnificent homes...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This has to be a fine way to get from A to B. Understandably noisy, but you have time to take in the views. Hop on and off where it suits you, what could be better!

Thank Terence W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed riding the streetcars for the 5 days I was in NOLA and they can get you within about 3-5 blocks of anywhere you're trying to go in the city. Friendly staff and clean.

Thank Mik A
Reviewed 3 days ago

First of all, the trolley operators are the nicest employees you will meet. They are very helpful to tourists and take the time to help, kudos to them! For $3.00 you can get an all day pass to ride the trolley. It will be the...More

1  Thank Deborah L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cool riding on the streetcar, the driver was very helpful. Be careful though, the driver doesn't always hear when you pull the cord to stop.

Thank Maws_coquitlam
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JJBCancun
12 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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