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Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN OurBus / ...

$19 - $40

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN Chicago / ...

$24 - $43

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Lafayette 122 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Lafayette is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Lafayette is to drive. Taking this option will cost $11 - $18 and takes 2h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Lafayette, IN. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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The distance between Chicago and Lafayette is 109 miles. The road distance is 122 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 3h 10m and costs $19 - $40.

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The bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN takes 3h 10m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Chicago to Lafayette bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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Chicago to Lafayette bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Lafayette, IN station.

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Lafayette is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 7:09 AM in Chicago and 8:09 AM in Lafayette.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Lafayette is 122 miles. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Chicago to Lafayette.

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  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Lafayette, IN, USA?

OurBus operates a bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 10m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once 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 Chicago to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Gary to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50

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