New Orleans Streetcar Information, Maps and Schedules
Once you have a general "lay of the land" - our 3-Hour City Tour will give you a great overview! - getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to get around our little city. There are three main streetcar lines: the Riverfront, St. Charles and the Canal Street line, each of which originates downtown but branch off and take you to different parts of town.
The cost per ride is $1.25 per person (Seniors 65 and older pay .40 cents - you'll be asked to show ID) and can be paid with exact change when you board. If you're staying for a bit, you might want to look into getting a one or three day unlimited-ride "Jazzy Pass" which are available for available for $3 or $9 respectively (and can also be used on city buses).
One day tickets can be purchased directly from the conductor on the streetcar; 3 day passes can be purchased from Regional Transit Authority (RTA) vending machines or various business around town (including all Walgreens stores).
The Riverfront line runs from the Convention Center past the Aquarium and down to its endpoint at the French Market. It also intersects the Canal Steet Line for easy transfers.
The Canal Street Line
The Canal Street line begins at the foot of Canal Street near the Mississippi River. It runs all the way to the "cemeteries" (Lakewood, Greenwood, Cypress Grove and St. Patrick #3) and has two branch lines: the Loyola Avenue line which runs to the Superdome, New Orleans Arena and the Amtrack and Greyound Stations; and the City Park/New Orleans Museum of Art line.
The St. Charles Avenue "Green" Line
Running along the St. Charles Avenue "neutral ground" for over 150 years, this is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the whole world! It truly is a trip back in time with the brass fittings, wooden seats and exposed lightbulbs lending even more charm to a 13 mile long line rumbling along under the shade of Live Oaks all the way up to the Carrolton and Riverbend areas. The up and coming Oak Street "corridor" is just off the end of the line, as is the orignal Camellia Grill.