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There are 5 ways to get from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN Chicago / ...

$19 - $25

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Train via Dtc-E  •  2 h 21 min

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

$29 - $57

Train  •  2 h 23 min

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

$27 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis 65 miles

$6 - $10

Shuttle, line 8 bus  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Indianapolis Airport to Dtc-L 8

$31

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The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lafayette, IN and arriving at Indianapolis, IN. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lafayette Amtrak Station station and arriving at Indianapolis Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between West Lafayette and Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis is 60 miles. The road distance is 65 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 44 min and costs $19 - $25.

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The bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Lafayette, IN station.

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West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis is to bus which takes 1 h 44 min and costs $19 - $25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $29 - $60 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
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  • Distance: 59.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, IN, USA?

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Amtrak also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min.

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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 Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
IndyGo
Phone
+1 317-614-9221
Website
indygo.net
Bus from Indianapolis Airport to Dtc-L
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
indygo.net

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West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Indianapolis, IN station.

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West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from West Lafayette to Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.

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