There are 9 ways to get from Washington to West Lafayette by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  5 h 42 min

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

$105 - $260

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Bus  •  21 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Gary, In 1607 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Lafayette 4511 / ...

$87 - $213

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Fly Washington Dulles to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 16 min

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

$101 - $307

Train to Baltimore, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Indianapolis (IND) BWI - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$203 - $547

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6 h 21 min

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

$158 - $423

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 55 min

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

$135 - $492

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak

$183 - $629

Train  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal

$110 - $310

Drive  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Washington to West Lafayette 636.3 miles

$60 - $90

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Lafayette via Gary, In. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20 h 35 min.

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The distance between Washington and West Lafayette is 538 miles. The road distance is 636.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to West Lafayette without a car is to train which takes 20 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Washington to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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

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Washington to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to West Lafayette is to train which takes 20 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 47 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 538.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to West Lafayette 4 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $310 and the journey takes 20 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to West Lafayette via Gary, In in around 21 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 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 Washington Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $650
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 Washington, Dc to Gary, In
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
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

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Washington to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to West Lafayette is 636 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 56 min to drive from Washington to West Lafayette.

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Air Canada, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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Book your Washington to West Lafayette train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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

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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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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