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Address: Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-248-3900
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit...
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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I took the streetcar to experience this type of public transportation. While not very close, the stops were about 3 blocks away from my hotel and convention center, the stops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It saved us walking. With many down, we did not know where to catch. We were told buses replaced them in sections. Still cheaper compared to cabs. Fun experience.

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South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I took the streetcar to experience this type of public transportation. While not very close, the stops were about 3 blocks away from my hotel and convention center, the stops were not that far to walk comfortably in heat and humidity. There seemed to be more working class folks than tourists riding the street cars during the day. It might... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a fun and cheap way to get around New Orleans. If you have the chance it is a unique way to travel. We traveled on the riverfront street car and it was great. $1.25 exact change or pass needed.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

As there is a great deal of street work going on in New Orleans, the streetcars are not always operating on the St. Charles and Canal/Cemeteries lines. So be sure you check before you come as the Transit App does not tell you this or show it on the streetcar line map. Otherwise, this is one of the first things... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed riding the streetcars as they made their way through the different districts. With a day pass, we could ride either buses or streetcar. The unfortunate part is a good part of the line is under construction and you had to ride the bus instead. Not entirely a bad thing since the weather was so humid.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Some of NOLA Streetcar lines were not in service due to construction. But wait, you can ride an air-conditioned bus in those routes. Best way to see places and if you take it between 9am-11 am you might have the bus all to yourself. the bus-drivers and other local folks are very nice & helpful and will let you know... More 

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Albany or
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I rode the street car every morning and afternoon to and from my St Charles hotel and Lee Circle near the convention center. Occasionally the streetcars run late and the cars coming from the French Quarter can be full at peak times. Recommend the Jazzy pass if you'll be riding for a few days. Best experience was riding the streetcar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The streetcars took a while to wait on, but we didn't know their car routes very well. A Jazz Pass is the bomb - $6 all day pass was amazing. We road it to the WWII museum, River, and Canal St. All good experiences.

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Kayenta, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The streetcars that were running were on time. Canal Street was torn up, so that streetcar was not running. The drivers were very knowledgeable about how to get to the various attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Historic and fun experience. Great views from all around the car. Cheap ride to for $1.25. A great way to get around town.

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Address: Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-248-3900
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans

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