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Getting Around New Orleans

New Orleans is a wonderfully easy city for getting around.  See some of the many options below.

Airport Shuttle:
This is the official transportation company providing shuttle service for the City of New Orleans to and from the airport.  Upon arrival, at the airport, guests can purchase tickets for $24 one way or $44  round trip per person.  Children under 6 are free. The first 3 bags per passenger are free. It departs every 10 minutes from airport. 866-596-2699.

One or two passengers from the airport is $36. For 3 or more passengers the fare is $15 per passenger, not to exceed 5 people. Taxicab Bureau: 504-658-7176.

Street Car:
Ride through the Crescent City on a national historic landmark, it only costs $1.25 (one ride, one way). You can also purchase a “Jazzy Pass” which entitles bearer to unlimited rides on all streetcars and bus lines.  1-Day Jazzy Pass can be purchased form the bus driver or streetcar conductor when you board. Only cash is accepted.  The 1-day and 3-day Jazzy Passes are available from Walgreen’s in New Orleans, and various other locations (see the Regional Transit Authority website for a listing).  You can also purchase Jazzy Passes directly through the website.  Cost is $3 for 1-day and $9 for 3-days.  Streetcars have been rumbling along St. Charles Avenue for over 180 years.   Thousands of residents commute to work on the olive-green electric cars.

Riverfront Streetcar:
For $1.25, you can ride the traditional green or newer red streetcars. The two-mile route includes stops at all the right places: the Convention Center at Julia Street, Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, the Aquarium of the Americas, the French Market, and the Old Mint on Esplanade. Operates 7 days a week, 5:30am-11:30pm.

Canal/Carrollton Streetcar:
This streetcar line in New Orleans runs the length of Canal Street, and is the original “Cemeteries” line, which runs from the Mississippi River to the cemeteries located at the mid-city end of Canal Street. Along the line there is a Carrollton Spur, which will take you to beautiful City Park, home of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. This stop is also within easy walking distance to the Fairgrounds Race Course, where the world-famous New Orleans Jazz Festival takes place every April-May.  The Cemetery Branch operates 24/7.  The City Park / Museum Branch operates 5:30am-12:30am daily.

Rampart/St. Claude Streetcar:
Back on track for the first time since 1949, streetcars are operating along the North Rampart/St. Claude corridor, moving the City of New Orleans and the Regional Transit Authority into the future.  This streetcar line is part of the French Quarter Streetcar Expansion, which started with the Loyola line that was completed in 2013.  The red streetcars that serve the Canal Street and Loyola Avenue lines will also run on the Rampart/St. Claude Line, which will operate from the Union Passenger Terminal on Loyola Avenue to Elysian Fields Avenue.  Operates 7 days a week, 6:00am-12:00am.

St. Charles Streetcar:
The line is open around the clock with less frequent service in the evening and early-morning hours, with stops along St. Charles and Carondelet Streets.  Travels from the edge of the French Quarter all the way down beautiful St. Charles Avenue.  The views of historic architecture beneath the shade of massive, ancient live oaks convey so much of New Orleans’ charm and character.  The line passes by celebrated restaurants, shops and hotels; some destinations include the Garden District, Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo and Tulane and Loyola Universities.

Pedi Cabs:
Pedicabs are a new, green form of transportation to recently hit the streets of New Orleans.  Eco-friendly, efficient and fun, a pedicab is a great way to get across the Quarter, go to and from your hotel, avoid traffic and parking frustrations, or just pop across town in style and comfort.  Call NOLA Pedicabs at 504-274-1300 or Need A Ride at 504-488-6565 to Ride Now!

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