Travel from Atlanta to Lafayette

16h 32min
92 lb of CO2
12h 13min
137 lb of CO2
5h 58min
537 lb of CO2

Atlanta to Lafayette Flights

There are 1 airports — ATL — that make sense to fly out of from Atlanta and 1 airports — LFT — to access Lafayette. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ATL.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Lafayette from Atlanta, a flight is the quickest method.
8h 48min
100 lb of CO2

Drive from Atlanta to Lafayette

It's 509 miles between Atlanta to Lafayette. On a typical day, it might take between 8h 48min and 9h 15min from Atlanta to Lafayette under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 9h 41min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Lafayette by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $68.

What is the best way to travel from Atlanta to Lafayette?

The are 8 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Atlanta to Lafayette. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Atlanta to Lafayette?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Atlanta to Lafayette LA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Atlanta to Lafayette. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Lafayette is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Atlanta/Lafayette buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Atlanta is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Atlanta GA and Lafayette during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Atlanta to Lafayette? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Lafayette traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Lafayette is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Atlanta to Lafayette?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Atlanta to Lafayette is by bus. The bus costs $70 roughly and will take 16 hours 32 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Atlanta to Lafayette?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Atlanta area and Lafayette, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 12 hours 30 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ATL Atlanta Amtrak, which is about 4 miles from Atlanta. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NOL New Orleans.

How long does it take from Atlanta to Lafayette by car?

The total distance between Atlanta and Lafayette is 509 miles and will take you about 8 hours 48 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $69.

Atlanta to Lafayette Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $70
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 58min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 78 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 509 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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