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There are 8 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Indianapolis, bus  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Indianapolis (IND) DCA - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue Memorial Union

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Train  •  21h 23m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Lafayette Amtrak Station Cardinal

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

Fly Washington Dulles to Indianapolis, bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Indianapolis (IND) IAD - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue Memorial Union

Train to Baltimore, fly to Indianapolis, bus  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Indianapolis (IND) BWI - IND
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue Memorial Union

Bus  •  23h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Gary "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN Chicago / ...

Drive  •  11h

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette 652.9 miles

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The most affordable way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette is to drive, which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $280 and takes 4h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to West Lafayette station. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak Station via Alexandria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 23m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and West Lafayette is 539 miles. The road distance is 652.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette without a car is to train which takes 21h 23m and costs $80 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Alexandria station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette is to train which takes 21h 23m and costs $80 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $160 and takes 23h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 48m.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 538.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Alexandria to Lafayette Amtrak Station 6 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 20h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington, Gary, and Gary, IN in around 23h 32m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $450
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $310
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $290
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Alexandria to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
Bus operators
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.bookingtool.net
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 Washington to Gary
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Gary to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$17 - $24

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette is 653 miles. It takes approximately 11h to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to West Lafayette.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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