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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 via mobile

Why we were surprised/annoyed by the hundreds of other people trying to get on and off the streetcars I couldn’t tell ya! But the cars were packed with people and once we got seats on the Garden district line we were too afraid to get...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used the streetcars as our primary form of transportation while visiting NOLA. It was cheap and easy to navigate.

Thank Macy G
Reviewed yesterday

There are different streetcars for different areas. Canal St, Garden district (St Charles) and the Riverfront. Fare is $1.25 each trip or $3 all day pass. If you are over 65 the fare for each trip is 40 cents. Exact change for all fares.

Thank chefmaster
Reviewed yesterday

We caught the streetcar to get to Washington Street to take a walking tour. It was a comfortable mode of transportation that allowed to see some of the sites along the way. The driver was very helpful and it was a new experience for us....More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ride the full length..up and down of the St. Charles line...see magnificent old homes as well as the upscale newcomers.

Thank corntrader
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can’t be in Nola and not ride a Streetcar. There so cheap and we took one to the cemetery’s. Get a free map and guide and use them to site see.

Thank phil o
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cheap method of transport, but limited routes. A fun way to travel around the city and slightly quicker than walking. At only $3 a day per person its worth the experience.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After attending a conference all day I wanted to do something fun in the evening even though I was traveling as a solo female. Riding the streetcar was a nice option because I went all around town without having to walk around by myself. I...More

Thank travelingfool49
Reviewed 2 days ago

We always find an excuse to use the streetcar when we stay in New Orleans. It just seems so romantic to us rubes from Amarillo. The cost is immensely reasonable and every place we visit in the Garden District is close to a stop.

Thank leppaenat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently spent 5 days in New Orleans. After wandering around the French Quarter for two days, someone told me about the great streetcar system here. For three dollars, you can get a day pass that you can use over and over again. The St....More

Thank Terri B
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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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
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.