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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%
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“day pass” (2,185 reviews)
“exact change” (577 reviews)
“jazzy pass” (451 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I rode the trolley while I was in New Orleans. I bought a 3 day Jazzy pass for $9.50 and used the RTA app on my iPhone. My friend with an Android couldn't get the same app. The only complaint I had about the app...More

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old fashioned street cars provide a glimpse into the past, but very well used today by college students, laborers, and tourists. Worth doing for the experience and a good way to get from downtown to the zoo.

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the trolley several times as a means of transportation as well as a way to see some of the neighborhoods and to get our bearings of the layout of the French Quarter, CBD, Garden District and beyond. The transit drivers are efficient and...More

Thank srainone
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of my most favorite things to do in NOLA is ride the Street Car. It can be used for transportation ( goes within a block of the French Quarter and the WWII museum) or just to take a ride and tour the area. No...More

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great way to see the city outside of the French Quarter. It is also cheap! Get a Jazzy Pass at the Walgreens and ride all day or all week, depending or your stay. My kids loved it.

Thank Carey G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much fun and really an inexpensive way to get around. We stayed off of St. CHARLES near the garden district, the streetcar picked up right acrid from our B&B. It was convenient, and a great way to see the city at 1.25 per trip...More

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 2 days ago

$1.25 takes you for a ride! This is a great way to get around New Orleans. The cars are a bit loud but have a lot of old world charm.

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not only are the street cars an eye catcher on the streets, but they were a great help with getting around the city. For a few dollars, my family got unlimited rides all around the tourist areas and kept us from walking in the HEAT...More

Thank Dave677
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the first trip we have ever taken by the family without renting a car or using our own vehicle. We planned it that way and took a Lyft to the airport and from the New Orleans Airport to our hotel. From there on,...More

Thank 29MonarchBeach
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was nice travelling in the streetcars. Old school fun. You can hop off and on wherever and whenever you like. Best to buy the day pass

Thank zgoody
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
1 July 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.
7 May 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.
15 April 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