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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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“day pass” (2,145 reviews)
“exact change” (564 reviews)
“jazzy pass” (437 reviews)
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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed yesterday

You have to ride the streetcare while in New Orleans, its a must and cheap! For an entire day its only $3.00. I recommend the one that takes you to the Garden District and you can walk around and view the magnificient homes at your...More

Thank mplvstrv
Reviewed yesterday

Want tips, tricks and insights? Want the real deal truth, not the bias from compensated shills? Get out of the Uber and ride the streetcars!! You'll usually find at least 1/2 the riders are local...ask them where they like to eat, where they like to...More

Thank SallyAnn W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only was it hot & humid on St. Charles Ave. The drivers of said streetcars were not friendly, nice or talkers. Our car was breaking down so our driver told us if ee wanted a ride back towards our area we would need to...More

Thank theresa5560
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Using the trolley is a good way of navigating New Orleans. However, when you board tell the driver you want the all day pass. Have your $3.00 ready to deposit.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed yesterday

Cheap way of travel, 3 dollars for a day pass. Get on and off where you like. Open air windows lets in a cool breeze.

Thank I4102UEanthonyp
Reviewed yesterday

Grab a seat on a streetcar to safely see New Orleans! The cost is only $1.25, but have correct change because you won't get change back. Also, put your money in quickly...the drivers are on a schedule!

Thank tnslp
Reviewed yesterday

The New Orleans streetcar is an icon of the city, and they are a great way to get around and explore the city. The original St. Charles Avenue line has historic green cars, and a ride down and up the line will showcase some of...More

Thank L3Nola
Reviewed yesterday

The streetcars were so fun to ride around on. they came pretty regularly, they were clean, and the system was easy to navigate. All day pass for $3

Thank paclarks
Reviewed 2 days ago

Buy a 1, 3, or 5 day Jazzy Pass at one of the automated ticket machines or from the driver. We bought the one day pass for $3 and rode to see the cemeteries at the end of the red line. We also took the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Drivers are so helpful and fun for kids. On time and can't beat the price - fare just 1.25, but buy the pass and use your phone.

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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