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Whether on foot, on bike, or by car, we can help you navigate your new city.

BIKES
Biking in New Orleans is a great way to travel around and explore different neighborhoods in the city. All bicycles that will be parked on campus must be registered with TUPD. The registration form can be found here. The Blue Bikes Bike Share program is also available in New Orleans.

PARKING
Residential first-year students are not permitted to bring vehicles to Tulane or use campus parking areas. Commuter parking permits are available for non-campus residents at parking.tulane.edu. Metered spaces are also located throughout campus for short-term parking.

SHUTTLES
The Tulane University Shuttles and Transportation system helps you travel safely and easily to, from, and around our campuses. Providing over 260,000 rides annually to the Tulane and Loyola University communities, we offer commuter connections to faculty, staff, and students between the uptown, downtown, Elmwood, and University Square campuses, and shopping and entertainment venues in and around the greater New Orleans area. View detailed route listings as well as information on each line, maps, and schedules

TAP RIDE
Students can take advantage of TapRide, a late-night, on-demand shared-ride service for the Tulane and Loyola University New Orleans communities around our campuses and surrounding areas. Service must be requested through the TapRide app.

TULANE BUSES
We offer commuter connections to faculty, staff, and students between the uptown, downtown, Elmwood, and University Square campuses, and shopping and entertainment venues in and around the greater New Orleans area. View route listings here.

RTA BUSES & STREETCARS
With almost 40 routes, Regional Transit Authority buses serve many neighborhoods throughout New Orleans. Streetcars are also a convenient way to experience the many areas of New Orleans.

Four distinct lines, each originating Downtown, will take you through the French Quarter and beyond. The St. Charles streetcar conveniently runs directly in front of Tulane’s Uptown campus down the “neutral ground” or middle of St. Charles Avenue, and is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world.

View more information about streetcar and bus maps and schedules here.