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RTA - Streetcars

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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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We caught the streetcar in front of our hotel(ST. Charles and Royal) and rode it from one end of to line to the other.. It was really giving us a tour of the city on a Budget.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Pikesville, Maryland
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Pikesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We caught the streetcar in front of our hotel(ST. Charles and Royal) and rode it from one end of to line to the other.. It was really giving us a tour of the city on a Budget.

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montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love visiting new-orleans in a streetcar. They are not expensive, I find it romantic mostly at night. Cheap way to get around in. The map to guide you on your visit is very good.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love taking the streetcars, they run frequently through the city and are a delightful way to see NOLA.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fun, but slow way to travel about town. Get a great viewing of the local architecture while STreet car travels around the whole city. Used instead of City buses.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Rode tram from West end of town after visiting WW2 and Civil War Museums, all way to end of line at French Market. Great value at $1.25, and as others have posted, make sure you have the correct change! Was hoping for a view of the river as we rode along, but alas, there are warehouses, shop loading bays and... More 

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Westbury, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great way to get around, get to see the City and use the streetcars. quite a few lines. The best is to take a 1 or 3 day pass and hop on hop off. we were for the 3rd time in NOLA and always use a 3 day pass.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

These little street cars are a wonderful addition. They take you everywhere you need to go in the city. From Canal street, you can access the Garden District, Harrah's Casino, River Walk and the River Walk Mall, The Audubon Park, City Park and many other things. It's only $1.25 to ride and you can get an all day pass with... More 

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Satsuma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Late one evening a friendof mine and I got on the streetcar at Lafayette Square, just to ride. We rode to the end of the line, the conductor switched the bar on top of the car and we wnet back the way we came. He told us all about the history of New Orleans as we passed many of the... More 

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Oxford, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a great way to get around New Orleans. The Jazzy pass for one day is $3 and it was so helpful because it was really hot when we visited in August. Both lines had air conditioned cars. We rode the Canal St and Riverfront lines. We did not use the St. Charles line because there was road construction as... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Accept only exact change, and if you don't have exact change they'll put the remainder on a card for future use. My last driver did not inform me that the car would only be going 2 more blocks thanks to construction... what a waste. New Orleans' street cars are quite famous as a free way to tour uptown and go... More 

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