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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 yesterday

Taking the St. Charles Street Car from Canal Street to the Garden District and beyond is fun and a great way to see a part of the City. For Seniors, it is only 40 cents per ride, so definitely affordable. The drivers are the best...More

Thank clettis
Reviewed yesterday

These are great ways to get around town if both your legs work. I had a wheeled walker which I use for stability. Few workers would help me onto the streetcar. The steps are quite far apart. I have good upper body strength so I...More

Thank Cyntillate
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ride to the end of the line from St. Charles Avenue or the Canal Street lines are two of our favorite things to do to pass time on a rainy day! A good way to see a nice part of the city near the...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Convenient if you want to get to the French Market or French Quarters. Also takes you from the business district to the French Market with stops by the River Walk and the Aquarium. Very inexpensive way to go when you’re tired of walking.

Thank JLynn56
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are four main streetcar lines in and around New Orleans. The Riverfront that goes along the banks of the Mississippi, the Canal that runs up Canal Street to either City Park or the zoo, the St Charles that runs out through the Garden District...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice way to get the true flavor of several areas all at once. Take it to the end. It turns around & brings you back. A very nice adventure.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 3 days ago

This streetcar runs all the way from Canal St (at the entrance to the French Quarters) east-west to Audobon Park, Tulane University and Garden District. You pass by some amazing period mansions, gardens and shopping/restaurants. You can hop off to visit Audobon park or walk...More

1  Thank Deep1122
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great experience. Love riding the trolley!! Must do! The price is right and you can get a ride card.

1  Thank Bama_MikeSarasota
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are many streetcars that go to almost everywhere you want to go! We printed off a streetcar line map online and actually were pleased to see a stop right in front of our hotel. The streetcars are so quaint looking and most of the...More

1  Thank 613marthah
Reviewed 3 days ago

In New Orleans, we literally need not to walk or get Uber / Lyft to go around. The streetcars reach at almost all possible corners. At USD 3 per day, it is very cheap. The streetcars at Canal street are new (in the 1990s) but...More

1  Thank Azrinsyah
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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1 December 2017|
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Response from TheRev58 | Reviewed this property |
The city of New Orleans has set as a minimum fare $33 per airport trip. Super shuttle was $24 while Uber was $26. There are hotel shuttles available and there is a "hotel shuttle" booth in the baggage area. Hotel to... More
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%
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