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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“day pass” (2,566 reviews)
“street cars” (904 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
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+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is well worth the money. You can tour the city for half of price then sightseeing bus. You just got to figure out on what you want to do. I really enjoyed just riding and looking. On one of the cars one day the...More

Thank Janice W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ride around town was great. But, our conductor (Mike), was arguably the rudeness person I've ever met. Even to the elderly ladies who boarded the trolley, it made no difference to him. Our trolley #920 ran past our hotel (Lafayette Hotel). We bought the...More

Thank CaptainHart
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Reviewed yesterday

Travelling from the French quarter to the Garden District we hopped a streetcar and the driver told us to keep our change and enjoy the ride!

Thank maverickedit13
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Reviewed yesterday

A must do if your in New Orleans, we only had a couple of days and was lucky enough to be told to use these babies. We got to see loads of culture and did not have to walk everywhere in July heat

Thank WebbWonder
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The houses on Saint Charles was amazing you need to check it out. It's a wonderful ride the streetcars are 6 dollars for a all day pass so you can ride up and down all day long...

Thank avrock75
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rode the St Charles streetcar to the Garden district. Best mode of travel in the area. Quick, cheap and most of the drivers have information they will share with you on the ride. You'll also have an opportunity to meet fellow travelers and ask them...More

Thank Pagie H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We bought a “JazzyPass” each (US$3, they last 24hrs, buy one in the afternoon and use it the next morning, bargain!)and spent it jumping on and off the trolley cars just for the fun of it that day. We both love public transport, so had...More

Thank DeeDeeCee
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The streetcars are both a charming an efficient way of getting across town. There is an automated announcement that calls out the major stops (handy for confused visitors) but you can also pull the cord to stop in between. One one ride saw a little...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The street cars run every 10 minutes, and you can get a day pass for $3 allowing you to ride all over unlimited. We took the car to canal st crossed the road and we were on bourbon st. So easy.

Thank Dannielle M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to get on and off and get to the French Quarter or anywhere in town. inexpensive and easy to transfer. Provides a senior discount. Saved us needing to rent a car!!

Thank barbcatw
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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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yellands
August 16, 2018|
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Response from mrbigshotzulu | Reviewed this property |
Yes...walk a couple of block from the Troubadour and your at a streetcar stop. Enjoy your stay!
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arnetg2018
August 4, 2018|
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The current fare is $1.25 one way, but you may also purchase an all day pass from the driver for $3. It's worth the price.
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ANLFAMILY
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Gen P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that, I'm sorry! :/ not sure
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