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Krewe of Endymion - Mardi Gras 2016
Krewe of Endymion - Mardi Gras 2016
Krewe of Endymion - Mardi Gras 2016

Getting Around During Mardi Gras

As crowds and floats take over the streets, prepare for changes in regular transport

Like every balcony in the French Quarter, the streets of New Orleans are overcrowded during Carnival season. The population of the city goes up by the thousands in a matter of days. Many streets close down for parades, and taxis, rideshares and pedicabs can only get you so close to the action. So how do you get from here to there and back again with your sanity intact? Some people rent bikes, but the public transportation system is probably your best bet. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has created the tools you need to navigate smoothly around New Orleans. Unlike many visitors, this isn’t the RTA’s first Mardi Gras.

Rebecca Todd
Rampart - St. Claude Streetcar

The Mardi Gras Rider’s Guide

The RTA is your resource for all public transportation around New Orleans. Use this guide to help you get around via streetcar, bus, ferry and shuttle. Click here to download your Mardi Gras Rider’s Guide. 

The RTA GoMobile App

With the free GoMobile app, you can create an account and pay for your fare instantly – without the hassle of counting coins and cash. Phone/iPad Download – FREE | Android Download – FREE

Rebecca Todd
Rampart Street - Biking

Walking to New Orleans

The best way to navigate Mardi Gras is on foot. Wear comfortable shoes, put a couple of Band-Aids in your back pocket. Click here to view updated schedules and routes.

For more information on public transportation in New Orleans, visit www.norta.com.