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 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). All routes depart the Transit Customer Service Center located at 1155 Ryan Street, every 45 minutes after the hour.

Maps & Stop Locations: 

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

Special Rates: Requires proper identification and must apply at the Transit office.

  • Seniors: $0.50 (Persons age 65 or older. Must present current picture ID with birth date)
  • Disabled/Medicare/Medicaid: $0.25 (Must present current picture ID. Must present government issued ID with red disabled symbol. For Medicare/Medicaid discount, Medicare/Medicaid card must be presented.)
  • Student Rates $0.50 (Must present Student ID when boarding)
  • Veterans: $0.50 (Must present a Veteran Picture ID when boarding)

All discount cards must be shown each time you board to ride at a discounted rate.

Children under 3 years: FREE
Transfers between routes: FREE

  • Transfers will be issued upon request when fare is paid.
  • ​Transfers are valid for one continuous trip.
  • Transfers are not valid for stopovers.

Please have exact change for fares as operators do not carry change. All fares are to be paid into the fare box upon boarding.

Bus Stops
Buses stop only at designated bus stops. Drivers do not deviate from their routes unless there is a safety issue. 

Download and print the new City of Lake Charles Transit Brochure

For more information, visit www.CityofLakeCharles.com

 

Events

Events

The Marshland Festival will be celebrating 28th years! The festival will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center Read More →
*Update 7/17/2017: Please note that due to extreme heat and inclement weather predictions, this show has been moved to our Grand Event Center indoor venue.* Pat Green is an Read More →
Gridiron, the annual night of skits, songs and laughter, is the show that the American Press called “the ‘Saturday Night Live’ of Southwest Louisiana.” It’s a local tradition! The fundraiser Read More →
Mark Chesnutt is one of Country's true musical treasures. With 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit; he maintains a front-and-center Read More →
Legendary music star Ronnie Milsap will perform on Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 PM in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Milsap was born with a congenital disorder that Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles today announces its six-week concert series begins Friday, July 7 at its new, outdoor H2O Pool + Bar Concert Venue. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy live music Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles today announces its six-week concert series begins Friday, July 7 at its new, outdoor H2O Pool + Bar Concert Venue. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy live music Read More →
Arts & Crabs Fest is a homegrown Southwest Louisiana festival celebrating the ties between our seafood and culture – our region’s greatest national assets. The e vent Read More →
Join international online media guru Jim Brody at the SEED Center on August 30, 2017 for a Reputation Management Master Class to help you learn how to best leverage online 3rd party Read More →
Our rich musical heritage continues to live on with Boozoo's Labor Day Festival. The entire family is invited to come out and celebrate the festival's 33rd year in grand style and enjoy the Read More →
Boudin Wars is an a Read More →
Drive out to the Stars and Stripes in the Park Classic Car Show Saturday, September 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Heritage Square, 1211 Ruth St. in Sulphur. This event features hundreds of Read More →
It is a distinct honor and privilege to announce that the USS ORLECK Naval Museum in Lake Charles, Louisiana, will host former USS ORLECK DD886 crewmembers and families at a Homecoming and Read More →
St. Theresa Bon Ton Festival is a local tradition that began over 37 years ago. We pride ourselves in being family friendly. We offer something for everyone! There is a wide variety of Read More →
Gallery Promenade is an annual event that celebrates the art spaces, galleries, cultural districts, and museums that work year-round to provide cultural resources, exhibits, and opportunities Read More →