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 Tsunami - Lafayette (412 Jefferson Street) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Antoni's Italian Cafe (1118 Coolidge Blvd Ste A) and CENTRAL Pizza & Bar (423 Jefferson St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Lafayette.

When to visit Lafayette

Lafayette in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 125
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lafayette in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 125
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 The shortest flight to Lafayette from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 5h 50m.

Train

The train station in Lafayette is called Lafayette, and is located 0.6 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Lafayette is to pick up a car rental from New Orleans, which is about 190 km from Lafayette. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Hertz, among others, in New Orleans.

Bus

Lafayette’s bus station is located 4 km from the downtown.

Plane

When flying to Lafayette, you’ll arrive at Lafayette Regional (LFT), which is located 4 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Lafayette from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 5h 50m.

Train

The train station in Lafayette is called Lafayette, and is located 0.6 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Lafayette is to pick up a car rental from New Orleans, which is about 190 km from Lafayette. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Hertz, among others, in New Orleans.

Bus

Lafayette’s bus station is located 4 km from the downtown.

Airports near Lafayette

Airlines serving Lafayette

Lufthansa
Good (4,423 reviews)
KLM
Good (806 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,179 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Air France
Good (960 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,519 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,824 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,098 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,175 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (435 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (745 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (850 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (114 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (761 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (497 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,650 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (525 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,825 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (281 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)
C$ 182+
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 171+
Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport
2 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 136+
Woodspring Suites Lafayette
2 stars
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
C$ 61+

Renting a car in Lafayette

Dollar, Budget and Hertz 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 2 km from the downtown.

Expect to pay C$ 1.25 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$ 14.98 and C$ 19.97. The most frequently booked car type in Lafayette is Full-size (Chevrolet Suburban or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Toyota Corolla or similar) are, on average, 43% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Dollar, Budget and Hertz 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 2 km from the downtown.

Expect to pay C$ 1.25 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$ 14.98 and C$ 19.97. The most frequently booked car type in Lafayette is Full-size (Chevrolet Suburban or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Toyota Corolla or similar) are, on average, 43% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.