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

Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns Friday, September 28th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Select galleries, art spaces, and businesses from across Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
In the Grand Event Center Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 10am Vince Neil , the legendary front man of Motley Crue is an international Read More →
September 29 & 30, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Habibi Shrine Circus will return! The Shrine Circus is the only Circus with a purpose!! Show times are on Saturday at 10 am, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) The event will take place on Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Stephen F. Austin - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Southwest Louisiana Down Syndrome Group invites you, your family & friends to support our 11th Annual Step UP 4 Down Syndrome Family Fun Day and Read More →
Anyone who likes to eat, dance, and have fun will enjoy this festival. Calca-Chew Food Festival is an alcohol free festival centered around our French Heritage. Everything about the festival Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Abilene Christian University - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Lake Charles Toyota presents Mickey Smith, Jr.'s "Sax in the City Cocktails & Cake" at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Grand Event Center on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6pm. The concert will Read More →
Purchase a VIP Package and become a VIP - Very Important Pup! The VIP Package includes a premium seat, special souvenir gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with Ryder and two Read More →
Join us for free concert at MorganField. Join us on the beautiful grounds of The Village at MorganField in October for Music at MorganField! This free, family event will feature live Read More →
Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 13 set on the beautiful campus of McNeese State University. More than 200 Read More →
Celebrate Vinton’s 107 th birthday at the 2017 Vinton Heritage Festival. The annual event on Saturday, Oct. 13 , celebrates the town’s rich history with plenty of Read More →