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
C$ 89
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lafayette in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 89
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 The shortest flight to Lafayette from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 5h 53m.


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.


Another option to get to Lafayette is to pick up a car rental from New Orleans, which is about 118 miles from Lafayette. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in New Orleans.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lafayette, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Tornado Bus. From New Orleans, the bus ride to Lafayette takes 314 km and will cost you around C$ 68. From Houston, the ticket costs about C$ 318 for a journey of 322 km. Lafayette’s bus station is located 4 km from the downtown.

Airports near Lafayette

Airlines serving Lafayette

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British Airways
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,207 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,450 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,068 reviews)
Korean Air
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Copa Airlines
Good (567 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (61 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (233 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,747 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (397 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 (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 185+
Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 153+
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 171+
Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 116+
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lafayette North
Okay (5.8, Okay reviews)
C$ 75+
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Renting a car in Lafayette

Enterprise, Budget and Dollar are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Lafayette is the GREEN MOTION branch at 401 E Pinhook Dr Lafayette, which is 1 mile from the downtown.

Expect to pay C$ 1.37 per litre in Lafayette (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.44 and C$ 21.91. Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Lafayette, while also 56% cheaper than other types, on average.