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

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$38 - $64

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Train  •  8 h 5 min

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

$69 - $166

Bus via Chicago, Il  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL 1482-33 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 1115 / ...

$50 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette 232.9 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Grand Rapids to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  8 h 1 min

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

$203 - $961

Fly Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) GRR - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$134 - $294

Bus to Muskegon, fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  2. Fly from Muskegon (MKG) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKG - ORD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$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 to Lafayette Amtrak

$118 - $428

Amtrak Thruway to Kalamazoo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  7 h 3 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
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$232 - $532

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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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, IN via Gary, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 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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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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Grand Rapids to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Grand Rapids, MI station.

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Grand Rapids to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Grand Rapids Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $35 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 187.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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 in around 6 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette via Chicago Union Station in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Muskegon to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Kalamazoo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Kalamazoo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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 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 Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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.

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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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There is no direct flight from Grand Rapids Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Grand Rapids to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Lafayette, IN station.

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Grand Rapids to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to West Lafayette is 233 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to drive from Grand Rapids to West Lafayette.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Grand Rapids Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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