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Getting Around

Our network of buses and streetcars winds through every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Ninth, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there. Take a seat, and we’ll take you where you want to go.

Modes of Transit

With almost 40 routes, RTA buses serve many neighborhoods throughout New Orleans. On average, nearly 36,000 daily riders use our buses to get around the city. 

Four streetcar lines run through some of the most iconic areas of New Orleans—the historic St. Charles Avenue line, the Canal Street line to Cemeteries and City Park, the Riverfront line, and our newest line, the Rampart-St. Claude Avenue line. Streetcar ridership averages approximately 19,000 daily – which largely reflects local commuter trips.

Our Paratransit option is a shared ride service designed to help customers who are unable to use regular transit services due to a disability or disabling health condition. The average ridership is about 1,200 riders daily.

The Algiers Point/Canal Street and Lower Algiers/Chalmette ferries connect prominent destinations on both banks of the river. Transdev, in service to the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, has operated both ferries since 2014. View more ferry information here.

Neighboring Transit Systems

Jefferson Express Transit (JeT) and St. Bernard Parish Rapid Urban Transit (SBURT) are public transit systems that operate independently of the New Orleans RTA. Riders can transfer to either system or into the RTA system from either system. RTA, JeT, and SBURT all have separate fare and pass options that are not transferable to other systems.

To see RTA fare and pass options, click here.
To see JeT fare and pass options, click here.
To see SBURT fare and pass options, click here


You can view our System Map to see connections to JeT and SBURT as well as view information about our transit partners below.

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