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RTA - Streetcars

Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
+1 504-248-3900
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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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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed yesterday

Is there anything more quintessential NOLA than a streetcar ride? (I don't think so!) All the lines are fun to ride, but the St Charles line and its green cars through the Garden District is purely delicious!

Thank Molly M
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great way to get around NOLA & really take in all the sights also. BUT buy your day pass early! When we waited in line for the trolley what looked like homeless person w/ a trolley badge was tell people if you...More

Thank Sugarfoot4
Reviewed 2 days ago

We rode the Canal Street car on a very hot day. I was impressed with the decency of people to give their seat to older adults or individuals with mobility issues. The street car is $1.25 and 40 cents for older adults. This is great...More

Thank ProfessorOT
Reviewed 2 days ago

i usually walk everywhere, as i did, but i wanted to take the trolley as a part of enjoying the history of new orleans, it was such a fun ride. cheap price $1.25 one way, so much fun, easy to get on and off, so...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 days ago

On time and a pleasure to ride. Alot of history when your rumbling down the tracks. It was awesome. You can get almost anywhere you want to in the city.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is any easy way to visit another part of New Orleans, just hope on, pay your fare (1.25 or 3 for daily unlimited) and head out to Washington Street for the Garden District or farther for the Zoo and Tulane. It was hot when...More

Thank Greta W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We bought a one day pass on their mobile app. Think it was $5 per person for a 24hr pass. We were able to get one and off as often as we like, just had to show our pass. Perfect for a day exploring NOLA....More

Thank djlopez
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great value for the service you get, while there got the $3 daily pass and used those the whole time I was in New Orleans. Never uses my car at all, just streetcars and walked. Once you get the hang of the routes you can...More

Thank Barb B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ticket price alone is worth it to clatter around the streets of New Orleans able to hop on and off all day to navigate the city with friendly helpful and in some cases really humourous drivers. Remember to have exact change.

Thank 4myxtc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Learning about the trolley and 24 hour pass for 3 dollars was a nice surprise. We stayed at the Hotel Lafayette and were able to ride to the French Quarter and back great value and frequency of trolleys was good.

Thank cobermiller
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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Helen M
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
we parked at our hotel and never used our car. just rode the RTA lines.
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Jesse H | Reviewed this property |
You purchase the day pass from the driver of the trolley. It was $3 per person for the day.
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Jackie L | Reviewed this property |
Definitely download the RTA app. We did and it makes it so much easier. The Canal St line is right outside your door. That will take you to City Park...we rode up and back just to see the sites. The St Charles line is... More