Getting Around the Area and Between Districts

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Gerber

Canal/Carrollton Streetcar:

The re-established streetcar line in New Orleans runs the length of Canal Street for only $1.25. This 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. CLICK HERE for the streetcar website.

Loyola Avenue Streetcar:

The Loyola Avenue Streetcar is the newest streetcar line that links the Union Passenger train terminal, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, City Hall, the public library and downtown hospitals. For a $1.25, these links connect the Sports District to the Central Business District, French Quarter and Warehouse/Arts District. CLICK HERE for the streetcar website.

Riverfront Streetcar:

For $1.25, you can ride the traditional green or newer red streetcars. This two-mile route includes stops at all the right places: the Convention Center at Julia Street, Riverwalk, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the French Market and the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue. CLICK HERE for the streetcar website.

St. Charles Avenue Streetcar:

Ride through the Crescent City on a national historic landmark that only costs $1.25. Streetcars have been rumbling along St. Charles Avenue for more than 165 years. This route runs more than 13 miles downtown from Canal Street along St. Charles Avenue, past Greek Revival mansions and raised cottages, Tulane University and Audubon Park, and beyond the shops at the Riverbend, where it takes a right-hand turn onto Carrollton Avenue. CLICK HERE for the streetcar website.


Pedicabs allow New Orleans visitors and residents a unique mode of transportation through the city while also being able to appreciate the historic landmarks, city activity and wonderful views. These more modern forms of rickshaws carry passengers throughout the downtown area of New Orleans using human energy, allowing for a cleaner, greener form of transport.


There are hundreds of taxis available on New Orleans’ streets and at major hotels. Taxi rates are $3.50 plus $2 per mile (.25 per one-eighth mile) thereafter. There is also an additional charge of $1.00 per passenger after the first passenger.