There are 3 ways to get from West Lafayette to Chicago by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970 / ...

$18 - $45

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 24 min

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

$30 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Chicago 120.9 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Chicago is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to Chicago is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs $18 - $45.

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The distance between West Lafayette and Chicago is 172 km. The road distance is 193 km.

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The bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lafayette and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lafayette Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from West Lafayette to Chicago every 2 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Hoosier Ride also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from West Lafayette to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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