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RTA - Streetcars

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Address: Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-248-3900
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit...

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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These are a great way to t around. Buy a 3 dollar day pass and off you go.We used the St Charles regularly

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The price is right at 1.25 per trip but the wait times can get kind of long. On a good note you can stick your head out the window and yell weeeeeeeeee like the gieco pig.........

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These are a great way to t around. Buy a 3 dollar day pass and off you go.We used the St Charles regularly

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky enough to have a trolley (or streetcar) stop right outside of our hotel. Such an expensive and convenient way to travel. One direction took us down to the French Quarter-----the other way through the Garden District. Right to Tulane, Loyola University and the zoo. An all-day pass is only $3. Can't beat it!

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Berlin, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The street car is New Orleans. Not only historical, but a great way to see the town. Ride the St. Charles trolley and take a look at the Mardi Gras beads still hanging from the wires and trees along this popular parade route.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Why get a taxi when this is an in-expensive way to travel NOLA. For $1.25 you can take it from Canal Street up past Tulane into the Garden District.

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Brownsville, Tennessee
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We used this as a way to go to different areas of the city. It would be nice if they announced what street we were arriving at.

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An excellent and convenient way to travel around New Orleans. A whole day (24 hours) pass is available for just $3. The Riverfront Line allowed us to easily travel from our hotel to Frenchman Street and the French Quarter. And other lines allow you to see different parts of the city - including the Garden District.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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The New Orleans trolleys will take you wherever you want to go -- for a buck or two. Buy a pass if you're going to ride a lot. Otherwise, just carry a little change. The one way ticket is only $1.25. For tourists, the trolley frees you from staying in the French Quarter. There are plenty of great hotels on... More 

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Washington, Missouri
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The street cars are great! We had a stop directly in front of the Inn. I highly recommend the Jazzy pass so you can hop on and off all day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would not want to drive the Garden District or the French Quarter. The streets are super narrow and parking is both expensive and hard to find. Plus, most streets are parallel parking so not my favorite thing to attempt! The trolley was the perfect solution. A one-way ride is $1.25 but for $3.00 per day, you get a 24... More 

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