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3 College Junior

Transportation: Campus sends out emails around holidays alerting students about a bus driving students to the airport, it's great.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: LSU needs more buses and parking spaces. Buses don't cost anything.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus route is very simple and the walking route is easy to navigate.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: The Tiger Trail Bus is one the best thing I think LSU has to offer regarding safety and transportation. It's a very easy way to stop people from drinking and driving

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The transit and bus system is convenient and has a wide variety of hours. You can call the transit system and be picked up anywhere on or near campus and dropped of wherever in a timely manner.


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Baton Rouge public transportation is severely lacking. Most students avoid taking the city buses and cabs, and instead opt to pawn rides off of friends or stay in the campus area. The city system is in the process of revitalization efforts, but it will take major improvements for it to become a major mode of travel. However, the LSU bus system is fairly reliable and a good option for students (with patience) who want to travel in the campus area. The Greek bus transports both Greek and non-Greek students through campus during the day. The drunk bus is a great way to get from the bars to your late-night destination without having to designate a driver. Since LSU buses are free, there is no reason not to try them out.

Baton Rouge is fairly spread out, and since public transportation is far from reliable, the best bet is to try to come to LSU with a car. It is not a necessity and several students do survive without one, but it will give you the freedom to explore all of what Baton Rouge has to offer.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • A bike and the stamina of Lance Armstrong
  • The city bus
  • A really long walk with some supportive shoes
  • Someone else's car
  • Your car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Bayou Taxi – (225) 274-0608
  • Tiger Airport Shuttle – (225) 333-8167
  • Yellow Cab – (225) 926-6400

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

LSU Tiger Trails

The full-service route goes downtown, to the Garden District, and to Highland.

(225) 578-5000

Monday–Wednesday 7 a.m.–12 a.m., Thursday–Friday 7 a.m.–3 a.m., Saturday 6 p.m.–3 a.m., Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Campus Transit

Students affectionately call the night route buses, the "drunk bus," since they run late-night service to and from Tigerland and other popular bars.

(225) 578-5555

Daily 5:30 p.m.–2 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Capital Area Transit System (CATS)

Bus schedules are available in the Office of Parking, Traffic & Transportation in the LSU Public Safety Building.

(225) 389-8282

(225) 929-7740 on-demand info

2250 Florida Blvd.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

The New Orleans airport is about 70 miles (approximately 80-minute drive) from LSU.

900 Airlines Drive, Kenner

(504) 464-0831

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is 10.35 miles and approximately 18 minutes driving time from LSU.

9430 Jackie Cochran Drive

(225) 355-0333

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The Greyhound bus terminal is 2.5 miles north of campus.

1253 Florida Blvd.

(225) 383-3811

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The Amtrak train station is at the same complex as the Greyhound station, about 2.5 miles north of campus.

1253 Florida Blvd.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 209 responses

  • 61% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 32% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 1% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 1% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 209 responses

  • 4% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 11% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 74% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 10% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 91 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 91 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 91 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 209 responses

  • 17% Very easy.
  • 64% Fairly easy.
  • 18% Fairly difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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