Special Alert
Special Alert

Bus & Trolley Routes

Lake Charles BusThe Department of Public Works Transit Division provides bus transportation for residents within the City of Lake Charles. There are currently five (5) fixed routes operating within the City. Bus service is provided Monday through Friday from 5:45 A.M. through 5:45 P.M. (except on City holidays), Routes 1-4 depart the Amtrak Train Terminal located at 100 N. Ryan Street, every 45 minutes after the hour. Route 5 departs the Prien Lake Mall every 20 minutes after the hour.
 
Transit Route Map (Click Here)
These routes will be modified when Transit Facility is complete

Transit Stop Locations (Click Here)

Para Transit Service 
The city of Lake Charles Para Transit Service offers a special mode of transportation to disabled persons who have met Federal eligibility guidelines. The Transit System is equipped with vans with wheelchair access and can transport passengers from origin to destination, such as hospital clinics, doctor's offices, medical centers, grocery stores, pharmacies and more.
 
The Para Transit's hours of operation are 5:45 A.M. to 5:45 P.M. Monday through Friday, except on City holidays. The fare is $1.00 per trip or $2.00 per round trip. Eligible passengers should call (337) 491-1267 one day in advance to schedule appointments.

Trolley Schedule
 
Lake Charles TrolleyRoute 1 (Kirkman/University): Monday
Route 2 (Simmons/Prater): Tuesday
Route 3 (Mill/Sowela): Wednesday
Route 4 (Oak Park/Power Center): Thursday
Route 5 (Prien Mall/Nelson): Friday
 
(In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the trolley may not run as scheduled.) 
 
Bikes on Buses 
You will find our Gillig buses are equipped with bike racks located on the front exterior of the buses. The rack holds up to two single seated, two-wheeled, non-motorized bicycles. Cyclists secure their bicycles independently of one another.
 
Regular fares apply for each passenger. Your bike rides for FREE!!!!!

Bus Fares
Full Fare- $ 1.00
One way trip on any fixed route

Bus Stops
Buses stop only at designated bus stops. Drivers do not deviate from their routes unless there is a safety issue. 
 
For more information on special rates and applications Click Here.

 

Events

Events

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio Read More →
Are you ready, Lake Charles? The Arts Council of SWLA, the City of Lake Charles, and Deep South Production will present the fifth season of Live @ the Lakefront , a free Read More →
Average White Band is a Scottish funk and R&B band that had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. They are best known for their million-selling instrumental track Read More →
Gin Blossoms is an American rock band formed in 1987 in Tempe, AZ. They first came to notice with the song "Hey Jealousy" from their first major label album, New Miserable Experience. Read More →
If you’re interested in feasting on savory dishes prepared by local food enthusiats from the ameteur to the professional who enjoy hunting and fishing, then you will want to purchase Read More →
Delbert McClinton is an American blues, rock, and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist. Active as a sideman since 1962 and as a band leader since Read More →
Are you ready, Lake Charles? The Arts Council of SWLA, the City of Lake Charles, and Deep South Production will present the fifth season of Live @ the Lakefront , a free Read More →
The final concert of the season returns to the Rosa Hart Theatre on Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM . A surprise special guest conductor will lead the orchestra in Trevor Jones’ Read More →
Michael McDonald has been thrilling listeners with his distinctively soulful style for four decades. From '70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as "What A Fool Believes" and solo hits Read More →
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is an alcohol-free, family friendly, three day festival. There is no admission fee or parking fee (there is a fee for carnival rides). The Louisiana Railroad Read More →
Acrobats of Cirque-tacular is a heart-stopping mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism. Discover all the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Read More →
CyPhaCon is returning for our 7th year at the Lake Charles Civic Center! For ticket info, click a Read More →
CyPhaCon is pleased to announce the return of our official Convention Pub Crawl celebrating its 2nd year! All CyPhaCon Attendees over the age of 21 can Read More →
Tickets will be sold at Civic Center box office Saturday 10am to 9pm after the advance ticket deadline is over. Tickets can be purchased on Friday at Read More →
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Friends of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Wetlands are working with Read More →