Getting Around

Public transport options include buses and trolley buses. Buses go all over the city but run infrequently. The Capitol Park Trolley, which provides free service around the downtown area, is a great way to explore Baton Rouge.

The trolleys run between Monday and Friday, 10.30am to 2.30pm. Renting a car is also a good option. The minimum age for this is usually 25, although some agencies only require drivers to be 21 years of age.

Keep in mind that Baton Rouge is a much busier place than it once was. When Hurricane Katrina hit nearby New Orleans, many people evacuated to Baton Rouge, and a lot of them stayed. Many roads and highways now experience significant congestion regardless of the time of day.


Baton Rouge Airport

The airport is located eight miles (13km) outside of Baton Rouge's central business district.

Baton Rouge Airport (BTR)


The airport is located eight miles (13km) outside of Baton Rouge's central business district.

Getting to the city

Shuttle services are available and the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) provides an express airport service to downtown. The bus leaves hourly.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Cars from major car rental companies including Hertz, Avis, National, Enterprise, and Budget are available at the airport.

Airport Taxis

A great number of taxi companies service Baton Rouge Airport in addition to Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services.


Baton Rouge Airport offers a number of amenities, including a children's play room, a reading room, restrooms, a smoking lounge, a business centre, a food court, gift shops, ATMs, courtesy phones, a nursing room, a non-denominational chapel, shoe shine services, vending machines, and a conference room.


Two three-storey parking garages are located directly opposite Baton Rouge Airport terminal. For standard parking it costs $1 per half hour or portion thereof, or $2 per hour for economy parking. For a full 24 hours it's $12 in the standard lot, or $9 in the economy lot. Payment is at check out while exiting the lot and most major credit cards are accepted.