There are 4 ways to get from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Lake Charles, La 1247 / ...

$18 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Lafayette, La 1563 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak Sunset Limited

$39 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles 128.7 miles

$12 - $19

Fly  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Baton Rouge (BTR) to Lake Charles (LCH) BTR - LCH

$202 - $851

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The cheapest way to get from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Baton Rouge, La and arriving at Lake Charles, La. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Baton Rouge and Lake Charles is 124 miles. The road distance is 128.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs $18 - $45.

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The bus from Baton Rouge, La to Lake Charles, La takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Baton Rouge to Lake Charles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baton Rouge, La station.

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The best way to get from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $850 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Baton Rouge Airport to Lake Charles Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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Baton Rouge to Lake Charles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lake Charles, La station.

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Map of how to get from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles.
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  • Distance: 124.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Baton Rouge, LA, USA and Lake Charles, LA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles every 3 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
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 Baton Rouge, La to Lake Charles, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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Yes, the driving distance between Baton Rouge to Lake Charles is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Baton Rouge Airport to Lake Charles Airport.

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Book your Baton Rouge to Lake Charles bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Lake Charles. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Baton Rouge to Baton Rouge Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs $20 - $24.

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