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There are 7 ways to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  5 h 25 min

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

$169 - $400

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 1115 / ...

$63 - $154

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  5 h 54 min

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

$102 - $263

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 28 min

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

$94 - $352

Bus Megabus  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN Chicago

$66 - $95

Train  •  13 h 13 min

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

$97 - $258

Drive  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to West Lafayette 531.5 miles

$50 - $75

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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 and shuttle which costs $160 - $400 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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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, IN via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 27 min.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 27 min and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Minneapolis, Mn station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 12 h 27 min and costs $65 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $260 and takes 13 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 27 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 453.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Minneapolis to West Lafayette via Chicago and Chicago, IL in around 12 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Minneapolis to West Lafayette via Union Depot Station & Terminal, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Chicago Union Station in around 13 h 13 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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

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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
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
Bus operators
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
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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West Lafayette is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 5:48 PM in Minneapolis and 6:48 PM in West Lafayette.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to West Lafayette is 531 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to drive from Minneapolis to West Lafayette.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs $2 - $3.

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