There are 8 ways to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$77 - $189

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 4965 / ...

$47 - $113

6 alternative options

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Indianapolis, IN Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN Louisville / ...

$52 - $114

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette 297.3 miles

$29 - $45

Fly to Indianapolis  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Indianapolis (IND) DTW - IND

$245 - $437

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD

$178 - $380

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DTW - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak

$160 - $349

Fly to South Bend, train, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to South Bend (SBN) DTW - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
  3. Take the bus from Gary, In to Lafayette

$232 - $1,256

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and West Lafayette is 209 miles. The road distance is 297.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, Mi and arriving at Lafayette via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor Amtrak and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 9 min.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette is to train which takes 8 h 9 min and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 8 h 21 min, You could also fly, which costs $240 - $440 and takes 5 h 20 min..

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Ann Arbor to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Toronto station.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 209.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 9 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 8 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette via Chicago, Il in around 8 h 21 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com

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