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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“day pass” (2,619 reviews)
“street cars” (933 reviews)
“garden district” (2,977 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Central Business District
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+1 504-248-3900
Ways to Experience RTA - Streetcars
US$160 per adult
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US$49 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife wanted to ride the street cars. What a waste. They are slow and don’t help you get to where you want to go if your visiting the city, in my opinion.

Thank Dave G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The street goes along canal street and all over the city . This is fantastic way to get around , you can ride it all day for $3

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed yesterday

Great way to get around. Took the Red Car Line (Canal Street) all the way to the end and back and it was a great way to see a lot of the city, took the Green Car (St Charles Street) to the Garden District to...More

Thank Randal_Arnoldi
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Reviewed yesterday

1.60 round trip . Started at canal street , rode this into the garden district. Make sure you have correct change. They don't make change for you or give money back. No eating but you can have bottle water

Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hotel was right on riverside route. Quickly learned download app and three day jazzy pass was the way to go. Unlimited access for three days for 9 bucks.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed yesterday

You have to have to have cash and correct change. We got change at the hotel before we left just in case we decided to ride it. We stayed at the Sheraton on Canal Street which was within walking distance of almost everything we wanted...More

Thank RNgypsy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

By the trip, or by the day - very economical. Much better than a taxi; if traffic is bad, which it usually is, you're not being charged for the time it takes to get to your destination.

Thank Mtn678
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These old school street cars take all over Nola, it's an easy and cheap way to get around. Every time we go to Nola we use these to get around, they run often and are still designed as they were originally built.

1  Thank TravelBuddy80
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Save yourself the aggravation and get a ticket that lasts for 24 hours and allows you to go all over the city. Pay with your phone and just show the QR code to driver. Great value.

Thank Tmprinting
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For $1.25 each way, you can hop on one of the beautiful, historic streetcars and enjoy a lovely open-air ride through the garden district. It will take you right to the front door of the Camellia Grill, another New Orleans experience not to miss. It...More

Thank Jane S
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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
...More
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JULZS79
30 June 2018|
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Response from lm c | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes they stop by the cruise Port Terminal
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Renee G
27 March 2018|
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Response from ThatOtherTourNOLA | Property representative |
Grayline is by far the best tour to see the Katrina area. Please ask questions to make sure the tour will take you to the sights you want to see..
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Amanda S
23 March 2018|
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Response from Kris M | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes. And it was an enjoyable ride!
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