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RTA - Streetcars

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Address: Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: +1 504-248-3900
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit...

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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Garden district

Very romantic. Just go. Not much to do, have lunch, look at geourgous homes but the together time in such a beautiful place is priceless!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very romantic. Just go. Not much to do, have lunch, look at geourgous homes but the together time in such a beautiful place is priceless!

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You're literally riding in history when you ride one of these street cars. Riding one of these street cars saved us from walking in POURING RAIN. The street cars run pretty frquently and for the price, it's worth it. For those traveling to New Orleans, the street car fare is $1.25 per person one way but you can buy a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The St Charles streetcar is the oldest in the country, please don't call them trolleys or cable cars, they are streetcars and for the sum of $1.25 you can ride down one of the most enchanting streets in the nation along with college kids, shift workers, business folk and tourists, all seeking a ride on these restored 1928 Perley Thomas... More 

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Machesney Park IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the trolley from Hilton to French Market. Easy! 1.25 one way and super easy. Operator was super sweet.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way of getting around. The drivers are so considerate- especially with wheelchair users. The streetcars cover the main sites and are cheap. Pensioners do very well - always tell them as it is much cheaper. Also, please note that whilst exact father is required, they give you a credit note for change to use on your next ride.

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Philadelphia Suburbs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its really fun to ride the streetcars. Easiest way is from just off of Canal into the Garden District. Beautiful ride along wide streets with giant old Oaks with Spanish Moss growing on some of them. The red street car line that runs along the river to the French Market can also save you a lot of walking. In several... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really hoped the streetcars would run more often and be less crowded. Depending where you hopped on there may be standing room only. The jazzy pass is the way to go. Unlimited riding by showing your pass. Pass comes in options such as a 3 day pass for 9.00.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We rode the St Charles Streetcar uptown to Carrollton for $1.25 each. Got off to enjoy restaurants in the Riverbend neighborhood. Caught a return streetcar heading downtown (to Canal St) and paid the $3 each for a 24 hour pass, which is a GREAT deal!! Got off at Baronne and Canal (the end of the St Chas line), then caught... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time on a streetcar (I live in Florida) and it was delightful. The driver was pleasant and the seats comfortable.

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat it was to ride the streetcars into the Garden District from the French Quarter. Its only $3 per person for a full day pass or $1.25 per stop. Its so great to be able to sightsee as you ride toward your destination and the drivers were all so helpful and friendly. The streetcars aren't just for tourists,... More 

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