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There are 4 ways to get from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL 1401 / ...

$47 - $66

Cheapest option

Shuttle  •  2h 6m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Purdue Memorial Union to UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana INT LAF to URB

$30

2 alternative options

Train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station Illini / ...

$62 - $146

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 97.1 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN and arriving at Illini Union via Indianapolis, IN and Illinois Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from West Lafayette station to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign station. However, there are services departing from Lafayette Amtrak Station and arriving at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between West Lafayette and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 73 miles. The road distance is 97.1 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to bus which takes 4h 27m and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Lafayette, IN station.

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West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to bus which takes 4h 27m and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 73.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 27m

What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Indianapolis, IN, Champaign, IL, Illinois Terminal, and Illini Union in around 4h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Chicago Union Station and Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station in around 6h 55m.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Purdue Memorial Union to UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Champaign, IL station.

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West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from West Lafayette to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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