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

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Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station 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 costs $18 - $45 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lafayette and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart hourly, 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 station. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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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 1 h 30 min and costs $18 - $45.

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

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West Lafayette to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Lafayette 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 1 h 30 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $75 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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  • Distance: 107.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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 once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 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
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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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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West Lafayette to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago is 1 h behind West Lafayette. It is currently 7:53 AM in West Lafayette and 6:53 AM 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 2 h 5 min to drive from West Lafayette to Chicago.

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