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

From the wonderful world of the carnival season, the Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau will bring Mardi Gras to life with our Shoebox Float Read More →
Start your weekend with the nouveau zydeco sounds of Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie in the Gator Lounge. With a sound deeply rooted in Read More →
Grammy-winner Lee Greenwood will bring his Holiday Show to Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, December 23 at 8 PM in the Grand Event Center. With more than 30 albums and seven Number One Read More →
We all love him - so make plans to join us in Gator Lounge for the music man they call “Le Boss,” “The Cajun Springsteen” and now "Grammy Winner"...the high-energy showman Wayne Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles will host 38 SPECIAL in the Grand Event Center on Friday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 PM. Known for their Southern rock style, the band’s sales top 20 million albums. The band Read More →
A world of brass bands, rock and roll, pop radio, country, hip-hop and reggae all rolled into one big, beautiful band of color. In the great tradition of stunning acts, Bag of Donuts has to be Read More →
It's time to ring in the New Year, and what better way than with a rocking New Year's Eve Prom at Blue Martini! Enjoy spectacular sounds and entertainment by the Flamethrowers and DJ Read More →
Bring in the New Year at Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill! The party of the year begins at 8:30pm and includes a midnight celebration with entertainment by Band Camp. Indulge in NYE drink Read More →
The Prime Time Band will make you shake your groove thing with their playlists of R&B, Blues and Soul. Make plans today to ring in the New Year with Read More →
BRIAN McKNIGHT TO PERFORM AT GOLDEN NUGGET ON JANUARY 5 Lake Charles, Louisiana – Brian McKnight will perform at Golden Nugget Read More →
Multi-Platinum country music artist and East Texas native, Clay Walker rocks the Delta Event Center this June. With a string of hits that includes “What’s It To You,” "If I Could Make A Read More →
Mardi Gras makes its flamboyant entrance with the Twelfth Night Parade Extravaganza inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. There will be a lively, mini-parade featuring members of Read More →
GOLDEN NUGGET ANNOUNCES VILLAGE PEOPLE LIVE BAND TO PERFORM ON JANUARY 6 Lake Charles, Read More →
The 60th Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival will highlight all the local, natural resource industries in the area. This year's festival will honor the crabbing industry for the Read More →
Randy Rogers Band on Friday, January 12 at 8:30 PM. The Texas based band has been performing together since 2002. The country music group hails from Texas and includes Randy Rogers (lead Read More →