RTA - Streetcars

RTA - Streetcars, New Orleans: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, RTA - Streetcars Reviews: 4.5/5

RTA - Streetcars
4.5
Public Transportation Systems
About
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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The area
Neighborhood: 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 District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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Jack D
5 contributions
Entertaining - A Must Ride
Aug 2021
A group of us really enjoyed the ride on the St. Charles line. The vintage cars with open windows, wooden bench seats, incandescent lights...awesome. The ride from downtown into the garden district along treelined streets and back is really worth the ride and time.
We also tried our hand on the Canal Street line. Well, I must say, this ride included a true onboard "sideshow". People with "personality" board this line. But no worries, my group felt safe
Written August 27, 2021
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OnTheGo5300
Chicago, IL34 contributions
YAY
Mar 2021
Our hotel was right at a StreetCar stop
So easy to scoot around the city
Liked the face-covering mandate, too!
#NOLA
Written August 19, 2021
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CES122
Canton, MS694 contributions
Great. Great. And Great.
Aug 2021 • Couples
1.50$ for One Way. 24 hour pass is 3$. Know pick up and drop off. Worth 1 hour and the St. Charles Line. Frequent stops so be cool.
Written August 14, 2021
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Kathryn G
Williamsburg, VA17 contributions
St Charles Steet Car
Aug 2021
No trip to NOLA would be complete without a trip on the St Charles Street car - picked up across Canal from Bourbon by the kid foot store. Open windows and the breeze made it comfortable even in August. We love it as an easy way to travel between the French Quarter and Garden District.
Written August 10, 2021
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Gisella H
New York City, NY6 contributions
You have to take a ride
Aug 2021
I took the Green Street down St Charles and it was a beautful ride. Get to see beautfiul homes, Colleges and Zoo,
I recommend to buy 3.00 ticket and you can ride all Streets Cars and other transportations for the day )That’s 3.00 per person)
Written August 10, 2021
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PelleasPhiladelphia
Philadelphia, PA837 contributions
St. Charles line is must do!
Aug 2021 • Family
Took the St. Charles line back to the French quarter after eating uptown. Such a great way to experience this city. Our 6 year old loved it too. Just look for the station stop sign while walking on the tracks. $1.25 per person and they accept bills.
Written August 10, 2021
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DeoniaNeveu
Burlington, NC5,392 contributions
Nice Cheap Scenic Ride
Jul 2021
We enjoyed hopping on the Streetcar to sight see a little bit. The Price is cheap and you can buy daily pass on your phone by texting them. The stops have signs that give you the text number to find out the schedule and buy tickets. The Street Car we took was on Canal Street and does a round trip so it made it easy to stay on and ride all through the stops and then wind up back where we got on it. We enjoyed it and would recommend the riding of the Street Car.
Written August 9, 2021
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Patrick R
Bay Area Houston, TX274 contributions
Nostalgic
Aug 2021
Remember it was really, really hot when we visited (end of July). The streetcars are an experience to be had...once! Besides being relatively slow, they are very, very noisey!!!!!!!
Written August 4, 2021
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cvalent409
Alabaster, AL11 contributions
Dissapointed
Jul 2021
Streetcar service that was operating was fine and operating on schedule. Unfortunately the riverfront line and a large portion of the Canal street line were not operating.
Written August 2, 2021
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Alyssa M
24 contributions
You Gitta Take the Street Car
Jul 2021
The streetcars are a thing in New Orleans -- for tourists. You have to ride it at least once. It is really inexpensive and noisy, but so much fun. There is also an App that you can pay RTA in advance and check the schedule.
Written July 30, 2021
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