Planning your visit to Southwest Louisiana is easy!  Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish are conveniently located and offer a number of transportation options for getting around the area. Lake Charles provides Bus and Trolley Routes to many of the cities attractions.

Click here for a map of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish.

Transportation and Traveler Information Apps

As you're traveling through Southwest Louisiana, stay update to date on road conditions and detours by using these websites and mobile apps. 

511 Traveler App

511 LouisianaLouisiana 511 is the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s (LaDOTD) official traffic and traveler information app. The Louisiana 511 app provides statewide up-to-date traffic information for interstates, U.S. routes and state highways in Louisiana. It does not include information for parish roads or city streets. Learn more at

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Lyft App

Lyft logoWherever you’re headed in the Lake Charles Area, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go. After the ride, simply pay through your phone.

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Waze logoAlways know what’s happening on the road with Waze. Even if you know the way, Waze tells you instantly about traffic, construction, police, crashes, & more. If traffic is bad on your route, Waze will change it to save you time.

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