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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” (2,101 reviews)
“exact change” (546 reviews)
“jazzy pass” (429 reviews)
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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed today

$3 for a 24hr ticket including buses and streetcars/trams. We thought it was a day ticket but in fact its 24hrs. They are old wooden seated(take a cushion for long journeys) streetcars. The drivers were so helpful, we wanted to go to one of the...More

Thank WTPsr
Reviewed yesterday

I hoped on and road down the garden district. So beautiful. the ride was easy and the driver was very nice.

Thank scotraveler2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rode both the St Charles and Canal Street routes all day with our $3 Jazzy Pass. It was perfect and it took us no time at all to get around. We purchased our passes at select Walgreens and validated them with the first use...More

Thank Snickers31
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We purchased our Jazzy Passes st a local Walgreens. Easy to obtain, activate, and unlimited rides during the purchased time (for us 24 hours ). Definitely got our money's worth and had a little fun also.

Thank joyce b
Reviewed yesterday

Everybody should ride the streetcar at least once in their lifetime! It was a great way to see the city and cheap. We went by Walgreens and picked up a 3-day pass instead of using cash. It made for a quicker and easier time when...More

Thank Jake L
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in a hotel on St. Charles and the trolley was right in front of us. Super convenient, not too long of a wait, and for seniors it was only 40 cents! We were shocked...so we really took advantage of it; however, we would...More

Thank Mickispa
Reviewed yesterday

Stayed on St Charles Avenue, so we took the streetcar to Canal Street. It was awesome. The drivers were patient with tourists fumbling around trying to put their $3.00 in the slot for the day pass, and it was a really fun ride. I'd recommend...More

Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The streetcar at Canal Street got us where we needed to go, and gave us the "riding a streetcar" experience. The only downfall to the ride, the driver had an attitude and didn't seem to take too kindly to tourists who don't know their way...More

Thank Tonya H
Reviewed yesterday

I love to ride the streetcars. I've been doing it for over 60 years and still love it. When people come to NO and want to know what to do I always suggest a streetcar ride. It is something I do often to amuse the...More

Thank linda12452
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic feeling about the past and locals. It is convenient, takes you to places you want to visit and gives you a sense of the past with efficiency.

Thank Pitangas
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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How do you get a day pass from RTA?
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.
Hello, My wife and I are visiting New Orleans from June 4th to June 9th and would like some information on the street cars. We are staying at Harrah's Casino during that time and would like to know what lines go through the casino area. We will pay for the full day pass but what lines would be the best to ride for seight seeing. Thank you
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
1. Is there a 'HUB" where all streetcars meet? So I can change from the St. Charles streetcar to the Canal / Riverfront (etc.) streetcars? Or are they all different locations? 2. Do they go up the route one way then back the same route the other way? 3. Also - can you "jump off" the streetcars at your stop or must you ride it to the end? I am sooo excited ... be there in a couple of weeks.
March 15, 2017|
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Response from Ldraffoul | Reviewed this property |
If you go to norta . Com and click on the schedules and maps it will give you all the information you will need to plan ahead. Sorry but I can't post the link. There is also an app that you can use. 1 There is not really... More