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How to Get Around During Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Season in New Orleans brings in hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. With so many people and activities going on, navigating the city can seem overwhelming if you’re not prepared! 

But fear not, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is ready to help you with public transportation during this crazy time. See these helpful resources below to make sure your Mardi Gras transitions go smoothly:

Mardi Gras Rider’s Guide

RTA (the Regional Transit Authority) is your resource for all public transportation around New Orleans. During Mardi Gras, there are detours put in place for every major parade day. Use this guide to help you get around via streetcar, bus, ferry and shuttle.

Click here to download your Mardi Gras Rider’s Guide.

RTA GoMobile
iPhone/iPad Download – FREE | Android Download – FREE

With the GoMobile app, you can create an account and pay for your fare instantly – without the hassle of counting coins and cash.

Walking the Parade Routes

From Uptown to the French Quarter, the best way to navigate Mardi Gras is to walk along the parade routes. Click here to view this year’s updated schedules and routes to make sure you get the best of the season!

For more information on public transportation in New Orleans visit
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