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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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For $3.00 a person you get unlimited street car travel. Hop on or off anywhere. Grab a map and this is the way to travel. Some are air conditioned, most are not. You can also go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Lillian, Alabama
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Lillian, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

For $3.00 a person you get unlimited street car travel. Hop on or off anywhere. Grab a map and this is the way to travel. Some are air conditioned, most are not. You can also go one way for $1.25 and pay a 25 cent transfer fee. Exact change only...We hopped on at Canal and St Charles and rode to... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I love the streetcars in New Orleans and have used them often on trips there. I do not know how you find this out, but many of the tracks are being replaced and the streetcars do not go to many areas. I believe you can transfer to buses to get around the situation, but that gets complicated. You really need... More 

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Blanchester, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The street car is fun to ride and saves you some walking. However, the Canal Streetcar runs at least 15 minutes apart and we found we could walk faster than waiting. The street car to the Garden District was good but they were doing maintenance and we had to get off and ride a bus part of the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We rode the streetcar from the French Quarter Canal street pick up to Lee Square to see the WW II museum. It's only $1.50 each ride (exact change needed). It's an interesting throwback in time. The exit doors in the rear of the car are manual (not automatic) so you need to give it a good shove with your hip... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Cheap way to travel around Central Business District and French Quarter. $3/day for unlimited rides. Teen son LOVED it. Some were air conditioned and some were not. Depending on when/where you picked up the streetcar, the lines could be quite long. We also waited a long time to be picked up. This is a must-do for any NOLA visitor, though.... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The trolley car is fine, very convenient. However, there were so many drunks sitting at the stop in front of our hotel that had there not been men in our group, we would not have taken the trolley. One drunk was passed out at the stop. The others were making suggestive comments to the women in our group. Come on,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I hate New Orleans, but the street cars where the only part I did not hate when I was there the last time, but they are full of drunks and homeless people

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A visit to New Orleans is incomplete without a trolley ride to the Garden District. It's a fun ride that gives you a glimpse of the district if you don't want to get off and walk - but a walk is definitely recommended or you'll miss the cemeteries, beautiful homes, art galleries and restaurants. The trolley runs regularly and can... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The street cars really don't go anywhere. I think the River line in only useful to get from one end of the French Quarter to the other. I guess it would be useful in the summer heat. The only line I really had high hopes for was the St. Charles Street line. However, this line has been under construction for... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Super cute, easy to use, and a fun way to travel on public transportation. Seats are wooden, so be sure that's comfortable for you.

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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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