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There are 9 ways to get from Columbus to West Lafayette by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  6h 35m

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

$48 - $78

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 1537 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette 4970

$41 - $98

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Bus, train  •  6h 53m

  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 Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

$56 - $108

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Columbus to West Lafayette 237.9 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Columbus to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Indianapolis (IND) CMH - IND
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$170 - $782

Fly Columbus to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMH - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union

$163 - $335

Fly Columbus to Champaign, shuttle  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Champaign (CMI) CMH - CMI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana to Purdue Memorial Union

$213 - $909

Fly Columbus to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 10m

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

$155 - $474

Bus to Dayton, fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DAY - ORD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union

$198 - $330

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

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

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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, IN via Richmond, IN and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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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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The best way to get from Columbus to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 6h 35m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Columbus to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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Columbus to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Columbus, Oh station.

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to West Lafayette is 238 miles. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Columbus to West Lafayette.

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  • Distance: 210 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Columbus to West Lafayette via Richmond, IN and Indianapolis, IN in around 6h 35m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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 Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
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 to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
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
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Book at
hoosierride.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
2h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana to Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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Air Canada, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Columbus Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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Book your Columbus to West Lafayette bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10m and costs $3 - $5.

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