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

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Bus  •  2h 40m

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

$20 - $40

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Train  •  3h 1m

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

$30 - $45

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Lafayette Station 122.1 miles

$12 - $18

Chicago to Lafayette Station by bus

The bus journey time between Chicago and Lafayette Station is around 2h 49m and covers a distance of around 131 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 40m. Operated by Hoosier Ride, Greyhound USA and OurBus, the Chicago to Lafayette Station bus service departs from Chicago, IL and arrives in Lafayette, IN. Typically 17 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 49m
Fastest bus time:
2h 40m
Buses per week:
17
Cheapest price:
$20
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:00
Last bus departs at:
10:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Lafayette Station bus schedules

Chicago → Lafayette Station
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The social distance requirement in Lafayette Station is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Lafayette Station is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Lafayette Station is to drive which takes 2h 6m and costs $12 - $18.

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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 2h 40m.

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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 three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Chicago and Lafayette Station is 108 miles. The road distance is 122.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lafayette Station without a car is to bus which takes 2h 40m and costs $20 - $40.

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The bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN takes 2h 40m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Chicago to Lafayette Station bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lafayette Station is to bus which takes 2h 40m and costs $20 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3h 1m.

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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 40m

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

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 40m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station 3 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 57m.

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
2h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
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 Chicago to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $60
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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ourbus.com

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Chicago to Lafayette Station bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Lafayette, IN station.

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Lafayette Station is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 6:00 AM in Chicago and 7:00 AM in Lafayette Station.

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

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

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