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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I don't use it that much since I have my own car.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: We have many options and they are typically inexpensive.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The local transportation can be unreliable at times. Loyola does not have their own transportation services, so Tulane's are depended upon. The Tulane shuttle schedules are really confusing.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are multiple ways to get around town at Loyola, you can take the street cars, busses, taxi's, or school shuttles

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting places is pretty convenient. There are streetcars and shuttles that get you to places very conveniently. Getting to class is not an issue because everything is within walking distance.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 487th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 845th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1175th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Katherine Campbell
Kenner, LA
English Writing
Grad Year
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Most students travel around the city by walking or riding a bicycle. A good portion of students also use the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) streetcar, which costs $1.25 and runs from Carrollton Avenue to Canal Street. There are also buses through RTA that take people to the grocery store and other places a student may need to go. For both the streetcar and the buses, there are different passes you can buy, like a day or monthly pass, but if you don't use them that often, then you should just pay the $1.25 per ride.

If you need to get to the airport or train station, either ask a friend or just pay for a taxi, but anything local should be reachable by walking or taking the streetcar. Loyola also offers a Saturday grocery and entertainment shuttle available to students for free if they should ever want to have some fun or need to buy groceries on a Saturday.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Take the streetcar/bus
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The Student Government Association usually provides free transportation to the airport for major breaks. Otherwise, students find a friend with a car or they pay about $45–$90 for a taxi, depending on the company.
Local Taxi Services
United Cab: (504) 522-9771
Did You Know?
Loyola and Tulane work together to keep students safe by having Safe Ride shuttles available to students from both campuses.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safe Ride Shuttle
(504) 314-7233 (SAFE)
Daily 9 p.m.–2 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Red Line Shuttle

Provides services between Loyola and Tulane's uptown campus, Walmart and Tulane's downtown campus, and the Papillon and Deming residences

(504) 314-7433

Monday–Friday 6:15 p.m.–11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Entertainment Shuttle

Saturday shuttle services to malls and grocery stores

(504) 314-7433

Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Campus Shuttle

Runs between main and Broadway campuses during the academic year

(504) 865-3434

Monday–Friday 6:50 a.m.–12:20 a.m., Saturday 12:10 p.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 12:10 p.m.–10 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA)

(504) 248-3900

2817 Canal St.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

The New Orleans airport is located about 9 miles northwest of campus.

900 Airline Drive, Kenner

(504) 464-0831

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound – New Orleans

The Greyhound station is located about 3 miles east of campus.

1001 Loyola Ave.

(504) 524-7571

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak – New Orleans

The Amtrak station is located about 3 miles east of campus.

1001 Loyola Ave.

(504) 528-1612

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 15% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 78% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 7% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 31 responses

  • 19% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 13% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 29% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 39% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 22 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 20 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 63% Fairly easy.
  • 33% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 21 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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