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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
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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 around New Orleans without a Taxi.

You only need a Taxi to and from the airport. Plan your New Orleans vacation with destinations along the RTA Streetcar routes to take advantage of the 1, 3 or 31 day Jazzy Pass... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You only need a Taxi to and from the airport. Plan your New Orleans vacation with destinations along the RTA Streetcar routes to take advantage of the 1, 3 or 31 day Jazzy Pass with unlimited rides. There's more to New Orleans than French Quarters so be adventurous and visit other areas such as Garden District, Milan, Touro, East Carrollton,... More 

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Garson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We first took the trolley along the Mississippi river and were delighted with the $3 pass that allows you to ride for 24 hrs with as many on/offs as you need.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

NOLA Streetcars are incredibly user friendly. $1.25 can quickly transport you to (or significantly closer to) your next music, food, shopping, museum, or sightseeing destination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Streetcars are a great way to get around the city and see the attractions. Make sure you keep $1 dollar bills with you as the machine doesn't give you change. It's ok if your buying multiple passes.

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I walked over 3 1/2 miles the 1st day in New Orleans, then averaged, 9,000 steps a day. The street cars are historic, having been here for years! They're also very accessible, and reasonable! You can purchase 1trip, a day, 3 days, etc.. I bought the jazzy pass for 3 days for $9.00; which included unlimited travel for 3 long... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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If you're looking for a San Francisco trolley experience in New Orleans- you'll be very disappointed. We rode the street cars several times and all but one time we had a jerk driving. Rude. Inconsiderate. One even stopped in front of RTA HQ for something, got off the trolley, went inside the building, and left us sitting there for several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the 24 hr pass and it was worth it. Drove in all of the three street cars. the interior of the car is beautiful. A must do

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Warrensburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At $1.25 (one way), this is definitely the best way to move around New Orleans. You can also buy a pass for 1, 3 or 5 days. Great bargain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day travelling to all the places of interest and the ticket was only $3 for the day. Cars are clean and air conditioned &drivers are friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ride the RTA and see New Orleans like a local. The staff keeps you moving in the right direction and you will get to your destination in style.

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