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“Part of the NOLA experience ”
Review of RTA - Streetcars

RTA - Streetcars
Ranked #4 of 317 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This is part of the New Orleans experience. It’s not a bad way to travel to the garden district. Do it

Thank Mkdkay
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

$9 got us unlimited rights for 3 days and these streetcars took us pretty much everywhere we needed to go. The streetcars were on time and ran fast and the drivers were great.

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I'm a local and had done a walking/praying tour of churches on Good Friday. We caught the streetcar back to our starting point. It was very crowded and we waited for a good while, but the wait is always worth it. The views from the St. Charles streetcar line is always beautiful, but especially in Spring. My family takes a ride on the streetcar from time to time just for the experience and sight-seeing. Always enjoyable!

Thank RKS1400
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Not the fastest way to get around, but very enjoyable. Just make sure your drink has a lid and is not alcohol!

Thank hopey33
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We were staying in the Garden District, and so we planned to use the streetcars as our main means of transport to the French Quarter. Unfortunately, you can wait up to 1 1/2 hours for a streetcar, and then it may be full and not stop to pick you up. My daughter noted that she thought they came three in a row and then none for an hour. If we were able to catch one within 15 minutes, fine, otherwise call Uber. The streetcar experience itself was fun. Tourists and locals use it. Just realize that getting from one end to the other (St Charles line) probably will take an hour. So it's the experience that makes it worthwhile.

Thank Maria G
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