Stress-Free Game Day Transportation Options

    August is ending, and Baton Rouge is feeling the warm purple and gold glow of the start of football season. LSU’s first game of the season kicks off at 6:30 tomorrow night, and while the excitement in the air is palpable, everyone knows that with the excitement of an LSU game comes the dread of something else: game day traffic.

    If you’re looking for a better way to get yourself to the tailgate party, look no further! There are several ways to get yourself to and from LSU campus on game day in one piece while helping to mitigate both traffic concerns and vehicle emissions.

    Touchdown Express

    Baton Rouge’s Capital Area Transit System (CATS) has announced that it will be running its Touchdown Express, offering a round trip to and from Tiger Stadium on game day. According to the Downtown Development District (DDD):

    “The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will run its popular Touchdown Express service for LSU home games during the 2019 football season! It provides roundtrip service to Tiger Stadium from two convenient pick-up/drop-off downtown locations including; 1) Florida Street and I-110 Underpass and 2) Hotel Indigo at the corner of Convention and Lafayette Streets. Touchdown Express provides local transit to and from LSU home games starting three hours before the game. The last shuttle leaves campus around an hour after the end of the football game.

    Roundtrip tickets sell for $10 and are available on game day at the Hotel Indigo, the CATS terminal and online.”

    Learn more on the CATS website.

    Pastime Transit

    If the CATS routes don’t work out for you, transit to and from LSU campus is also available via Pastime, “downtown’s historic restaurant and institution located on South Boulevard” (DDD). Pastime offers parking under the I-10 Bridge and roundtrip transit for $12 or transit to the game only for $6.

    Learn more on the Pastime website.


    Looking to avoid the traffic altogether? Try out Baton Rouge’s new Gotcha Bike Share to rent a “pedal-assisted bike” and take an exercise-rich and emissions-free ride to LSU campus! There are many station locations around Baton Rouge, and for $2 plus $0.10 a minute, you can take the scenic route to the game.

    Riverfront Levee Multi-Use Path offers a great transportation alternative to the LSU Football games. The path, beginning from downtown, extends south past Skip Bertman Drive, and ends at Farr Park. LSU fans exiting at Skip Bertman Drive can find bike racks on campus located next to Lockett Hall on Field House Drive. (Florida St. Trailhead to Skip Bertman Dr. - 2.5 miles)” (DDD).

    Learn more about Baton Rouge’s Bike Share program.

    Commuter Krewe

    If transit and biking don’t interest you, you can still help with traffic and emissions mitigation in your game day transportation! The Commuter Krewe offers a FREE ride-share program to help you get where you're going with fewer cars on the road. Commuter Krewe is dedicated to helping “reduce congestion on our roads by reducing the number of vehicles with only one occupant.” Whether you gather some friends to carpool to campus, find a ride on the Commuter Krewe website, or offer up your own vehicle to other LSU fans who need a ride, you can help keep the traffic lighter and the air cleaner through your participation with the Commuter Krewe.

    Learn more about Commuter Krewe.

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