There are 10 ways to get from Madison to West Lafayette by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus via Chicago, IL - Amtrak  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 4965 / ...

$50 - $78

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Bus Vangalder Bus, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$60 - $105

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak

$76 - $130

Bus Reindeer Shuttle  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Union Club Hotel

$83

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Madison to West Lafayette 268.6 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Madison to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6 h 12 min

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

$254 - $614

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$122 - $267

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Champaign, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  3. Take the bus from University of Illinois - Champaign to Lafayette, IN

$190 - $534

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$193 - $475

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$137 - $317

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St and arriving at Lafayette via Clinton & Jackson and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 4 min.

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The distance between Madison and West Lafayette is 225 miles. The road distance is 268.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Madison to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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Madison to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, depart from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St station.

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The quickest flight from Madison Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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Madison to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lafayette station.

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West Lafayette is 1 h ahead of Madison. It is currently 7:15 PM in Madison and 8:15 PM in West Lafayette.

Yes, the driving distance between Madison to West Lafayette is 269 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to drive from Madison to West Lafayette.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Madison Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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Map of how to get from Madison to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 224.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

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

You can take a bus from Madison to West Lafayette via Chicago, IL - Amtrak, Clinton & Jackson, Harrison & Morgan, and Chicago, Il in around 7 h 4 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.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 Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Union Club Hotel
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
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
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
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from University of Illinois - Champaign to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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