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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We took our entire family of 10 to New Orleans and we bought a day pass one day and went to the aquarium on the canal route.
Then we went back to where we got on and jumped on the Garden district street car to see all the homes and sights.
The all day pass was $3.00 per person and can be bought on the street car itself with correct change. Makes if very easy.
The were very busy and at times we had to stand until seats opened up but that is to be expected.
Overall it was a great way to see the sights.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Todd P
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Very clean and easy to use! Paid 9$ and rode is all weekend. well worth it! No need for a cab when you stay right by this gem!!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

These streetcars are a great way to get around parts of New Orleans and the main ones near our hotel were the riverside walk car and the Canal street car.
You can quite easily buy tickets on board and the cost is only $1.50 for adults or $3 for a day pass. Concessions were only 40cents for seniors.
The ride is smooth and quick and can hop on and off at various stations and the cars are quite frequent. A great cheap way to get around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank davdor
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

My wife and I took a trolley to the Market District and was a great experience . We bought a $3.00 all day pass, and was good on all city buses(air Conditioned). The driver announced the stops , was crowed but worth the experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Riding the streetcars is part of the New Orleans experience. The St Charles Line is the oldest continuously operated street railway line in the world and was designated a National Historic Landmark. It’s a pleasant, leisurely ride from the edge of the French Quarter, down St Charles Avenue to the Garden District, past beautiful mansions, the Audubon Park, Loyola University and Tulane University.

Besides the St Charles Line, the RTA (Regional Transit Authority) operates the Canal Line (to cemeteries and City Park), Riverfront Line and the Rampart Line. Beware that the streetcars get very crowded as the cars are used by locals and tourists alike. The cars are slow (and sometimes late), so allow yourself ample time to get to your destination. The seats are wooden, space is tight and there’s no a/c on the St Charles Line. However, the prices are very reasonable. It’s $1.25 one-way + $.25 transfer or $3.00 for a one-day unlimited pass or $.40 one-way for seniors (65 & older). You must have exact change. Other ticket options are also available.

I wouldn't say a ride on the streetcar is a “must-do”, but if you’re not in a hurry, it’s a pleasant way to see the city. There is no narration on the cars like on private tour buses.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Corihi
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