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Buses from Bloomington to Lafayette

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Bloomington - Lafayette Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Bloomington to Lafayette. Traveling by bus from Bloomington to Lafayette usually takes around 3 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance88 mi (142 km)
Shortest duration2h 35m
Cheapest price$23.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceMiller Transportation
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Bloomington to Lafayette?

The average price for a bus ticket to Lafayette is $24.99, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Bloomington. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Bloomington to Lafayette is expected to range from $31 to $35. If you are looking to travel to Lafayette within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $31. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $31 and can be found on May 25, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Bloomington to Lafayette by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $31 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 13 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $13.88 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Bloomington to Lafayette?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Bloomington to Lafayette that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Miller Transportation usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US12h 35m$28.46
Miller Transportation33h 21m$33.48
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Bloomington to Lafayette, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation, through its popular bus service Hoosier Ride, connects a number of cities across six states in the Midwest via intercity bus travel. Miller buses keep you connected throughout your journey with free WiFi and power outlets on board. The carrier is consistently rated well for on-time bus arrivals. The trip from Bloomington to Lafayette usually lasts 3 hours and 21 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bloomington to Lafayette during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Bloomington to Lafayette?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 88 miles from Bloomington to Lafayette. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 35 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Bloomington to Lafayette at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bloomington?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bloomington to Lafayette, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Lafayette are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Bloomington to Lafayette every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Lafayette

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Lafayette, a quaint college town with a vibrant history, is a superb destination for fans of history and old buildings. The city's historic old quarter is a beautiful sight to behold, with some buildings dating back to the 19th century. A walk around this quarter will bring you back to the early days of the American Industrial Revolution. Don't miss out on the chance to visit Fort Ouiatenon, the first European fortified settlement in the area now called Indiana. If you are looking for a spot to enjoy a picnic with your friends and your family, head to historic Prophetstown State Park for plenty of activities; we're talking a water park, unique wildlife observation, camping, and a working farm dating back to the 1920s.

Lafayette's food scene offers a good mix of traditional dishes and modern ones. If you wish to enjoy genuine local specialties, South Street Smokehouse offers amazing homestyle dishes. For those who just can't have enough local pizzas, stop by Arni's, a pizzeria that has been around for more than 40 years.

Travel to Lafayette is easy thanks to multiple bus lines and the Amtrak Cardinal line, which runs through the city. The nearest major airport is about 60 miles away in Indianapolis, so ground travel is definitely your friend for this destination.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bloomington?

Main departure station: Bloomington Transit Ctr

Bloomington has two bus stations with service to Lafayette.

All bus stations in Bloomington:

  • Bloomington Transit Ctr

  • 301 S Walnut St

Where does the bus arrive in Lafayette?

Main arrival station: Parking Lot next to CityBus Center

CityBus Center is a center of local transit services in Lafayette. Local buses board in the bus bays behind the building, while intercity buses like OurBus and Miller Transportation pick up passengers in front of the adjacent parking lot. Although there is no covered waiting area at the intercity bus stop, passengers can wait inside the CityBus station to take advantage of the seating and public restrooms. The station is only a few blocks north of downtown Lafayette and two blocks from Lafayette's Amtrak train station for convenient transfers.

All bus stations in Lafayette:

  • Parking Lot next to CityBus Center

  • 4325 South St

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