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There are 4 ways to get from West Lafayette to Chicago by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station 4970 / ...

$19 - $40

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 24m

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

$30 - $45

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Chicago 120.9 miles

$11 - $18

Bus, fly  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Memorial Union to Indianapolis Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD

$72 - $290

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lafayette Amtrak Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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

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The distance between West Lafayette and Chicago is 108 miles. The road distance is 120.9 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 2h 50m and costs $19 - $40.

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The bus from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station takes 2h 50m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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West Lafayette to Chicago bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, depart from Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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West Lafayette to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Chicago is to bus which takes 2h 50m and costs $19 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3h 24m.

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 107.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

Amtrak Thruway operates a bus from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 50m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station 4 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 24m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $260
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway

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
Bus from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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ourbus.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Memorial Union to Indianapolis Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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West Lafayette to Chicago bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago is 1h behind West Lafayette. It is currently 10:16 PM in West Lafayette and 9:16 PM in Chicago.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to Chicago is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from West Lafayette to Chicago.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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