Lafayette travel guide

Lafayette Tourism | Lafayette Guide

You're Going to Love Lafayette

With a population of 120.623, Lafayette is a must-see destination in Louisiana, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lafayette has to offer.

Where to Eat in Lafayette

If you’re looking for affordable options, Jolie's Louisiana Bistro (507 W. Pinhook Rd.) and Ruth's Chris Steak House - Lafayette (620 West Pinhook Road) are great picks.

When to visit Lafayette

Lafayette in December
Estimated hotel price
$154
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lafayette in December
Estimated hotel price
$154
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lafayette in July, when the average temperature is 29 °C, and the highest can go up to 33 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 180 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Lafayette, with an average rainfall of 97 mm.

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How to Get to Lafayette

Plane

When flying to Lafayette, you’ll arrive at Lafayette Regional (LFT), which is located 4 km from the city centre.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lafayette. The train station in Lafayette is called Lafayette, and is located 0.6 km from the city centre.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Lafayette using FlixBus or Busbud. From Atlanta, the bus ride to Lafayette takes 1102 km and will cost you around $224. From Monterrey, the ticket costs about $339 for a journey of 2012 km. Lafayette’s bus station is located 4 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Lafayette, you’ll arrive at Lafayette Regional (LFT), which is located 4 km from the city centre.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lafayette. The train station in Lafayette is called Lafayette, and is located 0.6 km from the city centre.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Lafayette using FlixBus or Busbud. From Atlanta, the bus ride to Lafayette takes 1102 km and will cost you around $224. From Monterrey, the ticket costs about $339 for a journey of 2012 km. Lafayette’s bus station is located 4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lafayette

Airlines serving Lafayette

Lufthansa
Good (4,555 reviews)
KLM
Good (842 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,348 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,574 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,901 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,475 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,383 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (767 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (450 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (816 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (128 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (772 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (530 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,719 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (523 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (304 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,874 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lafayette

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lafayette South and Comfort Suites Oil Center.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lafayette

Most booked hotels in Lafayette

Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette, LA
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
$220+
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$214+
Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport
2 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
$170+
Woodspring Suites Lafayette
2 stars
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
$80+

Hiring a car in Lafayette

Budget, Dollar and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Lafayette is the Dollar branch at 200 Terminal Drive, which is 3 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.69 per litre in Lafayette (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.24 and $26.98.

Budget, Dollar and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Lafayette is the Dollar branch at 200 Terminal Drive, which is 3 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.69 per litre in Lafayette (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.24 and $26.98.