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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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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed today

The streetcars run frequently, easy on and off, BUY a Day PASS. They are air conditioned too! The green cars are historic and well preserved.

Thank Christue D
Reviewed today

Great way and inexpensive way to get around New Orleans! No less than 5 streetcar lines get you close to where you want to go and, only, for $3 day (includes access to the buses as well). From Canal Street head to City Park with...More

Thank cinema15
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's an enexpensive way to get around and the kids will be excited just to be onboard. Our operator was soooo friendly and professional.

Thank Q118RRdanielles
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bought a one day pass via the RTA app and used my phone to get on. Rode the St.Charles from start to finish while visiting the garden district and it was great! The car was pretty full by the time we got back to Canal...More

Thank Kelly Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing the street car stopped right outside my hotel went to the end of the line at Saint Charles switched car and came straight back it was a really pleasant experience to see the area

Thank Grant T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I totally recommend it. We bought the unlimited ticket for 1 day for only $3, and only a one way costs $1.25 It is a great way to get to know the city and moved through the different districts.

Thank Naniparis
Reviewed yesterday

Loved our streetcar ride out to the Camelia Grill. Fun way to enjoy the scenery and architecture. Enjoyed chatting with the driver to get his perspective on happenings in the city.

Thank VincenzaSF
Reviewed yesterday

Moved here about a year ago and still when I have friends come in this is the first thing I get them to do.Ride the Streetcars! For $3.00 (24 hr. ticket) is a wonderful way to see the NOLA! Rain or Shine! If you catch...More

Thank buildwithlove
Reviewed yesterday

Even though the streetcars were packed to the brim most of the time we were riding, it was such a fun experience, and we were able to view a lot of the city this way. The people in this town are so nice! We even...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed yesterday

Only way to travel and get around New Orleans.Only $3 for the whole day.We rode all the way to the the end of lines.Greeat way to see the people and different neighborhoods.Very comfortable..

Thank Robert E R
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