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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 yesterday via mobile

Nice treat to ride the St Charles Line from Carrollton to Canal Street. Friendly drivers. Beautiful!

Thank native*texan*2005
Reviewed 2 days ago

This green line, garden line, etc is worth riding. In addition, one can purchase a so called jazz pass, good for 3 days, unlimited stops and transfers, at Walgreen

Thank Manfred D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The St. Charles Ave Streetcar ran irregulary and quite often was full and passed us by. could not count on the car for regular transportation but just riding as a sight seer was fun as long as time was not of the essense.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed several trips on the street cars during our visit. They are quite affordable, you can get an electronic pass to use for multiple people on your phone. They are not fast, but the city is small enough, it doesn't take too long to...More

Thank pantone808
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not only is this a great way to get from a to b, it’s one hell of a ride back in time. I loved the noise and smell of the cars, the feel of the wood paneling and seats. A must do in NOLA

Thank Shai D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We traveled from the French Quarter to the Garden District. Very cheap - $3 for all day but very confusing. Thank goodness the nice people on all the streetcars were helpful and told us when to get off and where to get the next streetcar....More

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a recent trip to New Orleans my husband and I used the Streetcars a few times. They’re an affordable way to get around and can be an attraction themselves. We took streetcars to get to Canal St. and/or other areas downtown and in the...More

Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a taxi from our hotel to the Garden District on a quiet Sunday morning. The driver didn't speak to us and it cost $11 plus a tip. On the way back, we went the same distance, it took maybe two more minutes, and...More

Thank keithz2
Reviewed 4 days ago

When the weather is good is it fine but when it is hot, man I sweated like a pig up in these here trains.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy to do. $1.25 per ride or $3 day ticket. Cash only, no change that I saw. But it was pretty much on time and not too crowded.

Thank Larry H
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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30 November 2017|
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Response from TheRev58 | Reviewed this property |
The city of New Orleans has set as a minimum fare $33 per airport trip. Super shuttle was $24 while Uber was $26. There are hotel shuttles available and there is a "hotel shuttle" booth in the baggage area. Hotel to... More
11 September 2017|
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Response from Barb B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this was my first trip to New Orleans but I doubt they would have them running on that holiday out of respect for the folks that drive them but don't know for 100%
27 August 2017|
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Response from Craig F | Reviewed this property |
I can't help with the La Pavillion question because I don't know the location of the hotel. Sorry. Perhaps someone from New Orleans can answer it for you 25 people would fit on a single car assuming there is room. We... More