There are 8 ways to get from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Gary, IN 1482-27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Lafayette 4511 / ...

$38 - $64

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Train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Pere Marquette
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$69 - $166

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette 232.9 miles

$22 - $35

Line 6 bus to Grand Rapids, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Division & Library to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  2. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) GRR - ORD

$134 - $304

Bus to Muskegon, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  2. Fly from Muskegon (MKG) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKG - ORD

$262 - $469

Fly Grand Rapids to Chicago Midway, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) GRR - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak

$121 - $433

Amtrak Thruway to Kalamazoo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
  2. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) AZO - ORD

$232 - $532

Bus to Lansing, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  2. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAN - ORD

$196 - $793

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Grand Rapids and West Lafayette is 188 miles. The road distance is 232.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Grand Rapids, MI and arriving at Lafayette via Gary, In. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Grand Rapids Amtrak and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Grand Rapids, MI, USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette via Gary, IN and Gary, In in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Kalamazoo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Muskegon to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Kalamazoo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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 Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Rapid Transport
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Division & Library to Kentwood Station - Woodland
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridetherapid.org

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