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There are 4 ways to get from Indianapolis to West Lafayette by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN Louisville / ...

$19 - $25

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Train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station Hoosier State / ...

$27 - $55

Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to West Lafayette 65.5 miles

$6 - $10

Line 8 bus, shuttle  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Washington St & Illinois St to Indianapolis Airport 8
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$29

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Lafayette, IN. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Indianapolis Amtrak Station station and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Indianapolis and West Lafayette is 61 miles. The road distance is 65.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 1h 15m and costs $19 - $25.

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The bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Indianapolis to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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Indianapolis to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 1h 15m and costs $19 - $25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $27 - $55 and takes 1h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 60.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

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

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Indianapolis to West Lafayette twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Indianapolis to West Lafayette once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $55 and the journey takes 1h 33m.

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
Bus operators
IndyGo
Phone
+1 317-614-9221
Website
indygo.net
Bus from Washington St & Illinois St to Indianapolis Airport
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
indygo.net
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

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

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Indianapolis to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to West Lafayette is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Indianapolis to West Lafayette.

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