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There are 10 ways to get from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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

Bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Chicago, IL 1489 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN Chicago

$70 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus Suburban Express  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 510ia / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall 731pu

$54 - $79

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Bus, train  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Chicago, IL 1489 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station Cardinal / ...

$71 - $136

Bus, train via Naperville Amtrak  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Naperville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

$72 - $144

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Davenport, IA
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Davenport to Galesburg
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

Drive  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette 354.9 miles

$35 - $50

Fly Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  5 h 51 min

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

$181 - $761

Fly Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  7 h 16 min

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

$248 - $1,228

Bus to Moline, fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MLI - ORD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

Bus to Waterloo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ALO - ORD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$220 - $765

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The cheapest way to get from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $35 - $50 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette is to fly and shuttle which costs $180 - $800 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Gtc and arriving at Lafayette, IN via Cedar Rapids, IA and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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The distance between Cedar Rapids and West Lafayette is 271 miles. The road distance is 354.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 45 min and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 10 h 45 min to get from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Cedar Rapids, IA station.

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The quickest flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Lafayette, IN station.

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West Lafayette is 1 h ahead of Cedar Rapids. It is currently 5:52 PM in Cedar Rapids and 6:52 PM in West Lafayette.

Map of how to get from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 270.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 45 min

What companies run services between Cedar Rapids, IA, USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette via Cedar Rapids, IA and Chicago, IL in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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 Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
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
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Davenport to Galesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
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
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
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette is 355 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to drive from Cedar Rapids to West Lafayette.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Chicago O'Hare 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 Cedar Rapids to Cedar Rapids Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2.

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