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New Orleans Streetcars are a great way to get out and explore New Orleans. The historic New Orleans streetcars travel throughout the Crescent City on four different lines: the St Charles Streetcar route, the Canal St Streetcar route and the Riverfront Streetcar route and the Loyola Avenue/Union Terminal loop. So climb aboard and take a trip into the past on a New Orleans streetcar. The (red) streetcars running along Canal Street, the Riverfront and the Loyola loop are more modern than those (green) running along the St. Charles Avenue route and they have more conveniences. These streetcars are fully air-conditioned with wider doors that allow for handicap access. The street cars only accept cash or passes. For information on purchasing passes go to the New Orleans RTA website. To avoid paying each time you board I recommend you purchase a one day Jazzy Pass.
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St Charles Streetcar Route Information

St Charles Streetcar Route

The famous St. Charles Line is the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world! The route is a 13 mile long loop and runs from Canal Street to Carondelet Avenue. Traveling down St Charles Avenue you will get to see dozens of historic New Orleans mansions. For extra fun you should get off along the way and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants along the route. For more information on restaurants and attractions along the St. Charles Streetcar route visit my St Charles Streetcar page.

Canal St Streetcar Route Information

Canal Street Streetcar Route

The Canal Street Streetcar has two routes; the Canal Streetcar Cemeteries and the Canal Streetcar City Park/Museum. Both Canal Street routes take you down the center of Canal Street from the river at the foot of Canal St to South Carrollton Avenue. It is at S. Carrollton that each route heads to if final destination. The Canal Streetcar Cemeteries route is a 7 mile long route that starts at the foot of Canal St and ends at the historic New Orleans cemeteries on City Park Avenue. The Canal Streetcar City Park/Museum route is a 7.5 mile long route that starts at the foot of Canal St and end near the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park.

Riverfront Streetcar Route Information

Riverfront Streetcar Route

The Riverfront Line does exactly as it says in takes you along the New Orleans Riverfront. Stops along the Riverfront streetcar line include the Riverwalk Market Place(shopping and eating) * Canal Street ferry terminal(cross the Mississippi River) * Aquarium of the Americas(lots of neat fish n things)* IMAX theatre(great movie) * Waldenburg Park(picnics, relaxing, and river view) * Moonwalk and Caf� Du Monde(coffee and beignets) * New Orleans French Market(shopping and flee market) * The Shops at Canal Place(more shopping and eating) * Cruise Ship Terminal * The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Loyola Avenue/Union Passenger Streetcar Route

Loyola Avenue/Union Passenger Terminal Streetcar Route

The newest addition to the New Orleans streetcar lines is the Loyola Avenue/Union Passenger Terminal streetcar route. This streetcar line is about a mile and half long and includes stops near the Hyatt Regency Hotel/Superdome and the Union Passenger Terminal. For visitors arriving in the Big Easy by Greyhound bus or Amtrak trains, the Loyola streetcar will provide transportation from the terminal to Canal Street and the French Quarter. The existing fleet of the red Canal Street and Riverfront streetcars will accommodate the Loyola loop. These streetcars are fully air-conditioned with wider doors that allow for handicap access.

Map of New Orleans Streetcar Routes

How do I pay for the New Orleans Streetcar fare?

The street cars only accept exact cash or passes.

Does the New Orleans streetcar offer an unlimited usage pass?

YES, the RTA (Regional Transit Authority) issues what it calls a daily Jazzy Pass. With a Jazzy Pass you don�t need exact change; you don�t need transfers; hop on and off buses and streetcars whenever you wish; save money when you ride a lot; feel like a local (whether you are one or not).

Where can I buy a Jazzy Streetcar Pass for the streetcar?

Walgreens drugstores in New Orleans; Various hotels; Various grocery stores, banks, and retailers.

What are the streetcar hours of operation?

All three New Orleans streetcar routes operate twenty-four hours a day.

How do I let the conductor know I want to get off the street car?

When your stop is approaching just pull the wire that runs over the windows. This will ring a bell in front by the conductor and he will stop the streetcar at the next stop.

Where do I get on the St Charles Streetcar?

If you are staying in the French Quarter or a hotel along Canal Street you would board the St. Charles Streetcar on either the corner of Carondelet St and Canal Street or the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street. The stops are one city block apart. See map above for details.

What streetcar will take me to the WWII museum?

The World War II Museum is one block off the the St. Charles Streetcar line. Getting off at Lee Circle will put you at the WWII museum and the Civil War Museum.

Can I take my dog on the New Orleans streetcar or bus?

Sorry, but as far as I know only service dogs are allowed aboard New Orleans buses and streetcars.

Where can I find more information about New Orleans Streetcars and buses?

Visit the New Orleans RTA website.

St. Charles Streetcar Route * Canal St. Streetcar Route * Riverfront Streetcar Route