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RTA - Streetcars

Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
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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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“day pass” (2,368 reviews)
“exact change” (622 reviews)
“jazzy pass” (483 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
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+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

$3 all day passes! You can't beat that, use the RTA app for an easier process. We rode up and down canal street and even down to St. Charles street. Buses and street cars run pretty frequent, max 5-10 min wait

Thank ogarcia58
Reviewed yesterday

The street cars in New Orleans rival any I've been on. They are clean and comfortable and air conditioned. Thats a must in the summer in New Orleans. We only had to walk 2 blocks to catch the Canal Street one. We rode it up...More

Thank kitty146574
Reviewed yesterday

There are many places to stay along the Streetcar line. i strongly suggest it..get out of the French Quarter and have a chance to ride past some interesting buildings. We were almost to the end, and after five days were still noticing new things. If...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cars were clean and very convenient. $1.25 gets you a ride ...... pull the cord to get off. Have exact change. Fun way to see midtown.

Thank Debra L
Reviewed yesterday

Loved riding the St Charles trolley on a Sunday. Got a little crowded toward Canal, but still a cool ride. The one tip I have, is if you want to bring your drink with you, ask for a lid with your go-cup, otherwise they won't...More

Thank wafflemeat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trolley is one of the oldest trolley systems in the country. The cost for a 24 hour pass is $3. This allows both the trolley and bus within the city. The trolley has 3 routes. The river route is the shortest and least interesting....More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed yesterday

In addition to a being a great way to get around, and if you buy the day pass a cost effective one....it's FUN! This seems to still be the way it was years ago so nostalgic. And since everyday NO residents use this it's a...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a great way to travel and see the city and easy to go to the area attractions. You also get to meet a lot of nice residents to give you advice on what to see.

Thank LittleSSGT
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hop on and ride to the end of the route. You'll get to see a lot of the city where locals live. Whether you jump on the St. Charles line or the Canal St. line, you'll want to make this part of your New Orleans...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the best thing! Didn't have to drive anywhere. Super convenient. I wish the had these where I live!

Thank Jennifer R
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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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bettywtvl
1 December 2017|
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Response from KEITH J | Reviewed this property |
We found Uber to be the least expensive transportation back to the airport from the French Quarter.
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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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