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There are 5 ways to get from Louisville to West Lafayette by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Amtrak  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak 8251 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN Louisville / ...

$48 - $61

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lafayette, IN Louisville

$40 - $60

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Bus, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak 8251 / ...
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$56 - $91

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Louisville to West Lafayette 181.3 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, shuttle  •  7 h 17 min

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

$179 - $830

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The cheapest way to get from Louisville to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Louisville to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Louisville, KY and arriving at Lafayette, IN. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Louisville and West Lafayette is 163 miles. The road distance is 181.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Louisville to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Louisville to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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Louisville to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Louisville, KY station.

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There is no direct flight from Louisville Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Louisville to West Lafayette is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Louisville to West Lafayette.

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Map of how to get from Louisville to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 163.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Louisville to West Lafayette via Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak and Indianapolis, IN in around 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
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 to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
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
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 Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
hoosierride.com
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

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

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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 Louisville to Louisville Airport is to line 02 bus which takes 27 min and costs $1 - $3.

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