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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

This is any easy way to visit another part of New Orleans, just hope on, pay your fare (1.25 or 3 for daily unlimited) and head out to Washington Street for the Garden District or farther for the Zoo and Tulane. It was hot when...More

Thank Greta W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We bought a one day pass on their mobile app. Think it was $5 per person for a 24hr pass. We were able to get one and off as often as we like, just had to show our pass. Perfect for a day exploring NOLA....More

Thank djlopez
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great value for the service you get, while there got the $3 daily pass and used those the whole time I was in New Orleans. Never uses my car at all, just streetcars and walked. Once you get the hang of the routes you can...More

Thank Barb B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ticket price alone is worth it to clatter around the streets of New Orleans able to hop on and off all day to navigate the city with friendly helpful and in some cases really humourous drivers. Remember to have exact change.

Thank 4myxtc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Learning about the trolley and 24 hour pass for 3 dollars was a nice surprise. We stayed at the Hotel Lafayette and were able to ride to the French Quarter and back great value and frequency of trolleys was good.

Thank cobermiller
Reviewed 2 days ago

We got a day pass one day, and jumped on 8 or so different trolleys. It's very interesting, the culture of the people, the buildings, and a good overall view of New Orleans. It was an interesting day.

Thank jay c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go to Walgreens and get a three day pass for the streetcars. It saved my trip. You can't look around if you're driving, and driving here is a pain! It's only $9 for a three day unlimited pass. It's the only way to travel in...More

Thank travelenthusiast1313
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The red and yellow color look fun and from another time and if you like to feel not quite so modern in a modern city, hop on a streetcar. Feel the hard steel under the wheels and hear the clacks and squeaks as you are...More

Thank jettplane
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being a tourist and not sure of the routes, all the drivers we encountered showed a lot of patience along with being helpful.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beat the heat and take a round trip ride through the beautiful garden district. Met a friendly local who provided some insights to my trip.

Thank 2onLOW8
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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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.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Jesse H | Reviewed this property |
You purchase the day pass from the driver of the trolley. It was $3 per person for the day.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Jackie L | Reviewed this property |
Definitely download the RTA app. We did and it makes it so much easier. The Canal St line is right outside your door. That will take you to City Park...we rode up and back just to see the sites. The St Charles line is... More