There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to West Lafayette by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  2 h 57 min

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

$30 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

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

$18 - $45

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to West Lafayette 120.7 miles

$11 - $18

Fly  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND

$94 - $242

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 4 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chicago to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 4 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

More details

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.

More details

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

More details

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. Amtrak also services this route once daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.