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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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Great way to get from the French Quarter to the Garden Dustrict, Zoo and Tulane. Both tourists and natives use the streetcars which are clean and efficient. The one or two dat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great way to get from the French Quarter to the Garden Dustrict, Zoo and Tulane. Both tourists and natives use the streetcars which are clean and efficient. The one or two dat unlimited passes are well worth it. Friendly and informative drivers who love their city.

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Superior, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely get the $3 day pass (Jazzy Pass). The streetcars are fun to ride on and get you all over the touristy spots. It's also a great place to sit in the AC and rest your feet. All the workers were helpful and informative, very polite. Part of the line was under construction and I heard several conductors give detailed... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Just back from New Orleans and love riding the street cars. The St. Charles Street line is currently interrupted by construction and you will have to get on and ride a bus for a portion of the route, but the street cars are GREAT. On the St.Charles Street line you get quickly into the Garden District where you can take... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Pick up a map, or download from RTA website. Easy to get around NOLA. Purchase a Jazzy pass - good for one day from the time you first use it until 4 AM the next morning. Each ride is $1.25 and the Jazzy pass is only $3! Either buy one online from their website (with a small convenience charge for... More 

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to New Orleans we walked or used the trolly to see most of the places we visited. If you are over 62 and have a Medicare and ID card the fare is only 40 cents per ride. The drivers each time helped with the boarding process and getting off at the right stop. I actually only... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What an awesome way to see NOLA! You can get a schedule online at www.norta.com, including fare information (usually $3/day with a Jazzy Pass.) If you purchase them online, however, you can't print them, and must wait 5-10 days to receive them in the mail, so just purchase them from your conductor, on board. You don't need exact change, but... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We loved taking the streetcars around to see the different areas of the city. Great way to take in the sights! Would definitely recommend it to get around. They were clean and cheap travel.

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Fort Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fun to ride the streetcar through a very historic area of New Orleans. Look up and you will see beads on wires left over from parades! If you go during a hot month ( almost ALL are) take a bottle of water and sunglasses.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great way to get around, and at $3 a head all day you can't beat it. Way better than the over priced pedalcabs.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You get a glimpse of the Traditional New Orleans and a feel of its wonderful beauty. The Streetcars are a Big Easy way to get from Uptown to Downtown, but there is no A/C on them. Be prepared to get the feeling of a true New Orleanains.

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

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