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 USA  •  8 h 8 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

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Train  •  8 h 9 min

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

$76 - $189

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, shuttle  •  5 h 20 min

  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  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$178 - $380

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$160 - $349

Fly to South Bend, train, bus  •  7 h 52 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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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 8 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 9 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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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 8 min 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, depart from Ann Arbor Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 8 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Ann Arbor to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lafayette 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 8 min

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

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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 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

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
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
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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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 4 h 52 min to drive from Ann Arbor to West Lafayette.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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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 35 min and costs .

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