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There are 7 ways to get from El Dorado to Lake Charles by taxi, 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

Taxi, bus  •  9h 43m

  1. Take a taxi from El Dorado to Grambling St Univ
  2. Take the bus from Grambling St Univ to Shreveport, La
  3. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to Lafayette, La
  4. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Lake Charles, La

$74 - $105

Cheapest option

Taxi  •  5h 25m

  1. Take a taxi from El Dorado to Lake Charles 246.5 miles

$22 - $26

5 alternative options

Taxi, bus, train  •  10h 11m

  1. Take a taxi from El Dorado to Grambling St Univ
  2. Take the bus from Grambling St Univ to Shreveport, La
  3. Take the bus from Shreveport, La to Lafayette, La
  4. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Lake Charles Amtrak Station

$87 - $125

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from El Dorado to Lake Charles 246.5 miles

$24 - $35

Taxi to Monroe, fly to Lake Charles  •  5h 39m

  1. Take a taxi from El Dorado to Monroe
  2. Fly from Monroe (MLU) to Lake Charles (LCH) MLU - LCH

$253 - $1,139

Taxi to Monroe, fly to Lafayette, bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from El Dorado to Monroe
  2. Fly from Monroe (MLU) to Lafayette (LFT) MLU - LFT
  3. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Lake Charles, La

$276 - $1,259

Taxi, bus to Shreveport, fly to Lake Charles  •  7h 24m

  1. Take a taxi from El Dorado to Grambling St Univ
  2. Take the bus from Grambling St Univ to Shreveport, La
  3. Fly from Shreveport (SHV) to Lake Charles (LCH) SHV - LCH

$267 - $1,084

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The cheapest way to get from El Dorado to Lake Charles is to taxi which costs $22 - $26 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from El Dorado to Lake Charles is to taxi which costs $22 - $26 and takes 5h 25m.

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The distance between El Dorado and Lake Charles is 211 miles. The road distance is 246.5 miles.

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The best way to get from El Dorado to Lake Charles without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 9h 43m and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 9h 43m to get from El Dorado to Lake Charles, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Monroe Airport to Lake Charles Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 38m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between El Dorado to Lake Charles is 246 miles. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from El Dorado to Lake Charles.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Monroe Airport to Lake Charles Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Lake Charles. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from El Dorado to Lake Charles.
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  • Distance: 210.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h 43m

What companies run services between El Dorado, AR, USA and Lake Charles, LA, USA?

There is no direct connection from El Dorado to Lake Charles. However, you can take the taxi to Grambling St Univ, take the bus to Shreveport, La, take the bus to Lafayette, La, then take the bus to Lake Charles, La. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Grambling St Univ, take the bus to Shreveport, La, take the bus to Lafayette, La, take the walk to Lafayette Amtrak Station, then take the train to Lake Charles Amtrak Station.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Monroe to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Monroe to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Shreveport to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Monroe to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Monroe to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Shreveport to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Monroe to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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 Lafayette Amtrak Station to Lake Charles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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.

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 Grambling St Univ to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Shreveport, La to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Lafayette, La to Lake Charles, La
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $50
Other operators
Taxi from El Dorado to Grambling St Univ
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Estimated price
$22 - $26

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