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There are 8 ways to get from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by shuttle, plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Shuttle to Indianapolis, fly  •  6h 44m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Indianapolis Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Albany (ALB) IND - ALB

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Bus  •  26h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis to New York
  3. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 288 / ...

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Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Chicago - OHare Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Albany (ALB) ORD - ALB

Shuttle to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6h 54m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Chicago - OHare Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Albany (ALB) MDW - ALB

Bus, night bus  •  19h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to New York, NY
  3. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 292

Train  •  21h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Lake Shore Limited

Train via New York  •  29h 34m

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

Drive  •  14h 11m

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 799.9 miles

West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by bus, walk and night bus

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The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 14h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to shuttle and fly which takes 6h 19m and costs $180 - $490.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Ctc-R, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, New York, Ny and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 44m.

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The distance between West Lafayette and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 705 miles. The road distance is 799.9 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 19h 44m and costs $140 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Lafayette, IN station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train which takes 21h 22m and costs $110 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $200 and takes 26h 4m.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 705.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

You can take a train from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Chicago Union Station, Schenectady, Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway, and Ferry St & 3rd St in around 21h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Indianapolis, New York, Ny, Albany, Ny, S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St, and Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St in around 26h 4m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $400
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $250
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
24h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Bus operators
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Indianapolis Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.bookingtool.net
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.bookingtool.net
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Purdue Memorial Union to Chicago - OHare Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Night bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.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 Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Indianapolis to New York
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$13 - $19

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 800 miles. It takes approximately 14h 11m to drive from West Lafayette to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Indianapolis Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 35m and costs $27.

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