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There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Lafayette by train, bus or car

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  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

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Bus

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

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  1. Drive from Chicago to Lafayette

Chicago to Lafayette by train

6 Weekly Trains
3h 1m Average Duration
$30 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Lafayette is to bus which costs $11 - $65 and takes 3h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Lafayette is to drive. Taking this option will cost $22 - $35 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 five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak Station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 1m.

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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 train which takes 3h 1m and costs $30 - $45.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station takes 3h 1m including transfers and departs six times a week.

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

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Chicago to Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lafayette is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $65 and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station 6 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 1m. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 10m. Five other operators also service this route.

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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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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ourbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Chicago to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$17 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$11 - $16
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
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hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$20 - $29
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
Amtrak Thruway

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$12 - $18
Adult
$24 - $35

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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 1:17 AM in Chicago and 2:17 AM in Lafayette.

Chicago to Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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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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