There are 5 ways to get from Louisville to West Lafayette by 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

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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

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

$40 - $60

3 alternative options

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  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Indianapolis (IND) SDF - IND

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Louisville to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $45 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $850 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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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. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Louisville to West Lafayette hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
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

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