Lafayette travel guide

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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.

Where to Eat in Lafayette

If you’re looking for affordable options, Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant (631 Jefferson Street) and Antoni's Italian Cafe (1118 Coolidge Blvd Ste A) are great picks.

When to visit Lafayette

Lafayette in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lafayette in August
Estimated hotel price
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


When flying to Lafayette, you’ll arrive at Lafayette Regional (LFT), which is located 2 miles from the city centre.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lafayette. The train station in Lafayette is called Lafayette, and is located 0.4 miles from the city centre.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lafayette, including Tornado Bus, El Expreso Bus and FlixBus. From Houston, the bus ride to Lafayette takes 185 miles and will cost you around $383. From Dallas, the ticket costs about $487 for a journey of 870 miles. Lafayette’s bus station is located 2 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Lafayette

Airlines serving Lafayette

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British Airways
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Air France
Good (621 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,678 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
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Korean Air
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Gulf Air
Good (75 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (622 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (273 reviews)
American Airlines
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Virgin Atlantic
Good (419 reviews)
Air New Zealand
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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
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lafayette North
Good (6, Good reviews)

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 GREEN MOTION branch at 401 E Pinhook Dr Lafayette, which is 1 mile from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.67 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 $20.01 and $26.68. The most frequently booked car type in Lafayette is Economy (Nissan Versa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus Active or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.