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

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Train  •  2 h 57 min

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

$30 - $75

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Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 4965 / ...

$18 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to West Lafayette 120.7 miles

$11 - $18

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Lafayette. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Chicago and West Lafayette is 108 miles. The road distance is 120.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to West Lafayette without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs .

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak takes 2 h 57 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Chicago to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to West Lafayette is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Chicago to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lafayette station.

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West Lafayette is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 12:40 PM in Chicago and 1:40 PM in West Lafayette.

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  • Distance: 107.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to West Lafayette once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to West Lafayette hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Hoosier Ride also services this route twice daily.

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 Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak
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
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, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to West Lafayette is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Chicago to West Lafayette.

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There are 28+ hotels available in West Lafayette. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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