There are 8 ways to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to Indianapolis  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Indianapolis (IND) MSP - IND

$169 - $400

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 4965 / ...

$63 - $154

6 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MSP - ORD

$102 - $263

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MSP - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak

$94 - $352

Fly to South Bend, train, bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to South Bend (SBN) MSP - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
  3. Take the bus from Gary, In to Lafayette

$166 - $419

Train  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$97 - $258

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison 965
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  3. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Union Club Hotel

$142 - $163

Drive  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to West Lafayette 531.5 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette is to fly which costs $160 - $400 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and West Lafayette is 453 miles. The road distance is 531.5 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Lafayette via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 31 min.

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Minneapolis to West Lafayette hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to West Lafayette via Chicago, Il in around 12 h 31 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Minneapolis to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Minneapolis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
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 Minneapolis, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.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
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

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