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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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“exact change” (605 reviews)
“jazzy pass” (471 reviews)
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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only rode the Canal St streetcars but for 3 days they served us well. The operators were always kind and helpful. 3 moms always felt safe and found them easy to navigate.

Thank alisafranz50by50
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Affordable and on time with helpful conductors. For the amounto $3, you get 24 hour access to trolley and buses, including transfers. Conductors were very helpful in directing me on stops and walking routes after getting off. I was never late for any of my...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rode the trolley and saved a lot of steps. Can get a 24hr pass for $3. Great value. Goes to a lot of places to visit.

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very efficient way to get to the meeting I was attending. Paid $9 for a 3 day pass. You can download a mobile app for your phone and pay for passes ahead of time. Just show your phone when you get on.

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelling from Canal street along St. Charles avenue to the end of the avenue was authentic trip back into history.

Thank Olavi F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While the French Quarter and Garden District are very walkable, the rest of the city requires a different mode of transport. The RTA pass is the way to go if you are going to be going as far as the Zoo or City Park. The...More

Thank Don J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cars were clean. Drivers were patient, friendly and helpful. 3 day passes are useful as they speed boarding. Exact change. If you do not, overages are paid in trip tickets, not change. Lines overlap so it can be tricky, at least it was for us....More

Thank bill o
Reviewed 2 days ago

The drivers are nice and helpful, there are plenty of stops on each route, and of course the scenery while driving is nice. Can get very crowded during peak times, but overall the easiest way to get around New Orleans.

Thank Ausha G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lot overcrowded at times but all the drivers were super friendly and every car was clean. Maybe add one or two more of the green ones at least during peak times to control the overcrowding this was of season and the locals clearly need...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We roded the streetcar to the park and meusuem. It was 1.25 each way but you can get a one day pass for 3.00. The operators are very helpful and patient and you can get around town in a safe and cheap manner. Not as...More

Thank Deb20748
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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September 11, 2017|
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Response from Barb B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this was my first trip to New Orleans but I doubt they would have them running on that holiday out of respect for the folks that drive them but don't know for 100%
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Craig F | Reviewed this property |
I can't help with the La Pavillion question because I don't know the location of the hotel. Sorry. Perhaps someone from New Orleans can answer it for you 25 people would fit on a single car assuming there is room. We... More
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.