RTA - Streetcars

RTA - Streetcars, New Orleans: Address, Phone Number, RTA - Streetcars Reviews: 4.5/5

RTA - Streetcars
4.5
Public Transportation Systems
About
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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The area
Neighbourhood: 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 District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
Popular mentions

4.5
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Alyssa M
24 contributions
You Gitta Take the Street Car
Jul 2021
The streetcars are a thing in New Orleans -- for tourists. You have to ride it at least once. It is really inexpensive and noisy, but so much fun. There is also an App that you can pay RTA in advance and check the schedule.
Written 30 July 2021
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kitana pe
1 contribution
pissed
Jul 2021 • Solo
takes forever for buses to run the canal street stops due to streetcar closure from the hardrock collapse. had rude encounter with a rta staff member while i was catching my breath before catching the trolly down to the end of the line. the lady got rude asking where my mask was this was after 10 pm. i was having a asthma attack.i showed her i had it an told her i was having a asthma attack an was trying to breath so i had to remove my mask walking up canal st to the street car. i got told that if my asthma acted up i wouldnt be able to ride. it made me feel aweful that this city is discrimated me for having a legit medical issues.
Written 29 July 2021
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Nancy McHale
4 contributions
Streetcars that aren't at an amusement park
Oct 2020
It's always fun to introduce newcomers to the uniqueness of an area; but when a way of travel is also part of the sites and it's fun for all ages, you can't lose
Written 27 July 2021
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Robin W
Navasota, TX21 contributions
Family vacation
Jul 2021 • Family
We paid to go to Rampart Street and she dropped us off way before that and we asked before getting on . She made everyone get off.
Written 26 July 2021
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Crystal O
South Padre Island, TX29 contributions
HORRIBLE RUDE DRIVERS
Jul 2021 • Family
Horrible experience. The app states all the rail cars were working when in fact they were not! Then when we boarded a bus the driver YELLED at the top of her LUNGS!!! “PUT YOUR MASK ON BEFORE YOU GET ON THE BUS!” I get it but no need to be rude! Horrible experience. Save your time go with an Uber or walk!
Written 25 July 2021
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carab655
Amarillo, TX12 contributions
See the sites for little $$$
Jul 2021 • Family
Great way to see the sites and get around. And cheap - $3 a day! From Canal Street, an easy way to get to the WWII museum, Magazine Street and Garden District.
Written 22 July 2021
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BUCKEYE1982
Cincinnati, OH44 contributions
OK
Jul 2021
The streetcars are living history and the scenery in the Garden District is great. The streetcars make way too many stops that are too close together. Plan on plenty of time to go a short distance.
Written 21 July 2021
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texazcharlie
McKinney, TX64 contributions
Fun, easy way to get around
Jul 2021
We road the streetcars on the Saint Charles line, and I would say that it is a cheap way to get around and see the sights without walking your tail off. All riders have to wear a mask, so keep that in mind. We bought the $3 all-day pass for each person and it was well worth it. Make sure to keep your arms and head inside the car at all times because the lamposts, trees, utility poles, etc. are inches from the side of the streetcar. Some of the tree branches even slap the side of the car so be aware of that, too.
Written 20 July 2021
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Gerald & Tecia
Nashville, TN65 contributions
Don’t Need A Car
Sep 2020 • Couples
Due to covid some routes were closed and you had to switch over to the bus routes but outside of that the streetcars are the best thing to getting around the popular areas of NOLA!!
Written 18 July 2021
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Richard L
Fort Lauderdale, FL49 contributions
A Big East "must do"
Jul 2021
The authentic Big Easy experience! Plenty cheap $3 a day pass for streetcars, buses and ferry ($1 for kids). Some of the cars are very old (especially on the St Charles line) and will give you a bone-shaking ride, for the full atmospheric experience!
Written 18 July 2021
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