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Streetcars & BusesREGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
PLACES TO PARK
- 1501 Tulane (Parking Garage) Parking Facility
- 700 S. Rampart (Parking Lot) Parking Facility
- 855 St. Charles (Parking Lot) Parking Facility
Getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to see the city. There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates Downtown but takes you different parts of the city.
One-way fares are $1.25 and can be paid with exact change when you board. One, 3 and 5-day unlimited ride passes are also available for $5, $12 and $20 respectively. See the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)‘s website for a list of places to purchase these. Please note that passes are non-refundable and non-replaceable.
Fares listed above and routes and schedules listed below are subject to change – check directly with the RTA directly for the latest information.
Also operated by RTA, city bus lines offer a convenient, affordable way to get around New Orleans. Much of the city’s fleet has been replaced by new, bio-diesel buses with large windows that offer scenic views during the ride. One-way fares are $1.25.
RTA Rider Tools
To help you in your transit planning, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offers powerful tools that are easy to use and convenient. Use the Trip Planner to plan a trip using their transit services. View the Maps & Schedules to see a map of all the stops and lines at any location. Visit the ID Center for bike permits or photo identification for reduced fares. Stay abreast on service updates and status of all RTA lines through Rider Alerts.
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