There are 8 ways to get from Columbus to West Lafayette by bus, train, 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

Bus, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  3. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak

$56 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 1117 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette 4970

$39 - $93

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to West Lafayette 237.9 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Columbus to Indianapolis  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Indianapolis (IND) CMH - IND

$170 - $782

Fly Columbus to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMH - ORD

$173 - $335

Fly Columbus to Champaign, bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Champaign (CMI) CMH - CMI
  2. Take the bus from University of Illinois - Champaign to Lafayette, IN

$213 - $929

Fly Columbus to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CMH - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak

$155 - $474

Bus to Dayton, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DAY - ORD

$208 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Columbus and West Lafayette is 210 miles. The road distance is 237.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Columbus to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Lafayette via Cincinnati, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Columbus to West Lafayette via Cincinnati, Oh in around 7 h 35 min. Alternatively, Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Columbus to West Lafayette hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
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
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from University of Illinois - Champaign to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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