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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Lafayette by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Lafayette (LFT) DCA - LFT

$184 - $816

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Bus  •  32h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga 1051
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Lafayette, La 1563 / ...

$132 - $188

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Lafayette (LFT) IAD - LFT

$178 - $820

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lafayette (LFT) BWI - LFT

$227 - $1,015

Train, bus  •  29h 39m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Lafayette, La 1563 / ...

$133 - $186

Drive  •  19h 57m

  1. Drive from Washington to Lafayette 1203.7 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Lafayette is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Lafayette is to fly which costs $180 - $850 and takes 5h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Lafayette, La via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 15m.

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The distance between Washington and Lafayette is 1046 miles. The road distance is 1203.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Lafayette without a car is to train and bus which takes 29h 39m and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 54m to get from Washington to Lafayette, including transfers.

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Washington to Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Lafayette is to fly which takes 5h 54m and costs $180 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 32h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Lafayette Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 34m and has one stopover.

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Washington to Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lafayette, La station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 1045.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 54m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Lafayette, LA, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Washington to Lafayette hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Lafayette via Atlanta, Ga in around 32h 15m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Lafayette via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Lafayette via Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Lafayette via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lafayette via New Orleans, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lafayette via Knoxville, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lafayette via San Antonio, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Lafayette via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Lafayette via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Lafayette via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
26h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $490
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Seat
$250 - $350
Bus operators
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 New Orleans, La to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $90
Flexible
$95 - $140

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More Questions & Answers

Lafayette is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 3:34 PM in Washington and 2:34 PM in Lafayette.

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Lafayette is 1204 miles. It takes approximately 19h 57m to drive from Washington to Lafayette.

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

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Book your Washington to Lafayette bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 68+ hotels available in Lafayette. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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