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There are 10 ways to get from Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis, bus

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (CIU) to Indianapolis (IND)
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue Memorial Union

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Fly Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis, bus #2

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (YAM) to Indianapolis (IND)
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue Memorial Union

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails to Pellston, fly to Indianapolis, bus

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Pellston, MI
  2. Fly from Pellston (PLN) to Indianapolis (IND)
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue Memorial Union

Fly Sault Ste Marie to South Bend, train, bus

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (CIU) to South Bend (SBN)
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
  3. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN

Night bus, Amtrak Thruway, train

  1. Take the night bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Escanaba, MI to Milwaukee
  3. Take the train from Milwaukee to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

Night bus, Amtrak Thruway, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Escanaba, MI to Milwaukee
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to O'Hare Terminal 5
  4. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Purdue Memorial Union

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, bus, train

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Petoskey, MI
  2. Take the bus from Petoskey, MI to East Lansing, MI
  3. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, train

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Grand Rapids
  2. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, bus

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN

Drive

  1. Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette
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The cheapest way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette is to fly and bus which costs $310 - $6,000 and takes 7h 23m.

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The distance between Sault Ste. Marie and West Lafayette is 443 miles. The road distance is 529.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 7h 23m to get from Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sault Ste Marie Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 42m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette is 530 miles. It takes approximately 8h 48m to drive from Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette.

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Delta offers flights from Sault Ste Marie Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in West Lafayette. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Sault Ste Marie Airport is to drive which takes 26 min and costs $3 - $6.

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Map of how to get from Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 442.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 23m

What companies run services between Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Sault Ste. Marie to West Lafayette via Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak, Kalamazoo, and Chicago, IL in around 18h 32m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $260
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $330
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Detroit, Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $330
Flights from Pellston to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $800
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $310
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Indianapolis via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
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 Milwaukee to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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 East Lansing Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
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
Bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Pellston, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
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
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$21 - $30
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 Gary to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Chicago to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $60
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Petoskey, MI to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Wisconsin Coach Lines
Phone
+1 262-671-2538
Email
wisconsincoach@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to O'Hare Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Commuter and Intercity
$5 - $6

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