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

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN Chicago

$54 - $101

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il 5373 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 1115 / ...

$47 - $113

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Train  •  8h 9m

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

$76 - $189

Drive  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette 297.3 miles

$29 - $45

Fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Indianapolis (IND) DTW - IND
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$245 - $437

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  7h 58m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union

$168 - $380

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 30m

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

$160 - $349

Fly to South Bend, train, bus  •  7h 40m

  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, IN

$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 4h 52m.

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

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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, IN via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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

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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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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 8h and costs $50 - $110.

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

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

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Ann Arbor to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ann Arbor Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 8h and costs $50 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 8h 9m.

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

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

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

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
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 to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
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
1h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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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
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Ann Arbor to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lafayette station.

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Ann Arbor to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to West Lafayette is 297 miles. It takes approximately 4h 52m to drive from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette.

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American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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Book your Ann Arbor to West Lafayette bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 28+ hotels available in West Lafayette. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35m and costs $7 - $11.

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