Best Streetcar Stops
Traveling by streetcar is a New Orleans tradition, and a budget-friendly one! Fares start at $1.25, or you can choose one-day, three-day, or 31-day options (great for jazz festivals). Governed by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA), there are four lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, Riverfront, and Loyola/UPT. Each offers a variety of exciting stops, with the St. Charles line dishing up boutiques along Canal Street in the Central Business District. You’ll be whisked to Claiborne Avenue and St. Charles Avenue, past mansions and historic monuments as well as the Audubon Zoological Gardens.
On the Canal Street Line, which has been open for 40 years, travelers are whisked along a 5.5-mile route through the French Market, canal Street, and into the Mid-City district. The final stop is City Park Avenue, home to the historical cemeteries. Stop at North Carrollton Avenue for the 1,500-acre urban Eden and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Explore Like a Local
Take the Riverfront Line to the French market, Aquarium of the Americas, or to enjoy some shopping at the Riverwalk Market. The Canal Place shops and Harrah’s Casino are also popular stops. For travelers on the Loyola/UPT line, which is a 1.6 mile loop, you can access Loyola Avenue and the Union Passenger Terminal. The newest line, it was designed to help travelers get from the French Quarter to the station and back.
Julia Street stop is for the Arts Warehouse District and the main post office. Try all the lines and see New Orleans from a brand new perspective!