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. Lafayette deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

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.

Most popular restaurants in Lafayette

Steakhouse
Wonderful (303 reviews)
Steak
Wonderful (238 reviews)
Italian
Wonderful (175 reviews)
American
Wonderful (113 reviews)
Southern
Wonderful (110 reviews)
Seafood
Wonderful (72 reviews)
Steakhouse
Wonderful (303 reviews)
Steak
Wonderful (238 reviews)
Italian
Wonderful (175 reviews)
American
Wonderful (113 reviews)
Southern
Wonderful (110 reviews)
Seafood
Wonderful (72 reviews)

When to visit Lafayette

Lafayette in December
Estimated hotel price
$92
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lafayette in December
Estimated hotel price
$92
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lafayette in July, when the average temperature is 84.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 91.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 42.8 °F, with an average temperature of 51.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 7.1″. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Lafayette, with an average rainfall of 3.8″.

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How to Get to Lafayette

Plane

When flying to Lafayette, you’ll arrive at Lafayette Regional (LFT), which is located 2 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Lafayette include Aeromexico, Delta and Korean Air. The shortest domestic flight to Lafayette departs from Houston and takes around 1h 04m.

Train

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 center.

Car

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 Hertz and Dollar, among others, in New Orleans.

Bus

FlixBus operates bus routes to Lafayette. From Atlanta, the bus ride to Lafayette takes 685 miles and will cost you around $134. From Monterrey, the ticket costs about $203 for a journey of 1250 miles. Lafayette’s bus station is located 2 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Lafayette, you’ll arrive at Lafayette Regional (LFT), which is located 2 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Lafayette include Aeromexico, Delta and Korean Air. The shortest domestic flight to Lafayette departs from Houston and takes around 1h 04m.

Train

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 center.

Car

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 Hertz and Dollar, among others, in New Orleans.

Bus

FlixBus operates bus routes to Lafayette. From Atlanta, the bus ride to Lafayette takes 685 miles and will cost you around $134. From Monterrey, the ticket costs about $203 for a journey of 1250 miles. Lafayette’s bus station is located 2 miles from the city center.

Airports near Lafayette

Airlines serving Lafayette

Lufthansa
Good (4,556 reviews)
KLM
Good (842 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,346 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,569 reviews)
Air France
Good (967 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,900 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,472 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,380 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (767 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (448 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (818 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (128 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (773 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (530 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,717 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (521 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (304 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,877 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Lafayette

Most booked hotels in Lafayette

Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette, LA
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, 574 reviews)
$132+
Comfort Inn and Suites Scott-West Lafayette
2 stars
Excellent (8.9, 164 reviews)
$113+
Hampton Inn Broussard-Lafayette Area
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, 128 reviews)
$125+
Tru by Hilton Lafayette River Ranch
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 694 reviews)
$123+
Hampton Inn Lafayette-I-10
2 stars
Excellent (8, 64 reviews)
$115+
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette
4 stars
Good (7.8, 517 reviews)
$128+

Renting a car in Lafayette

Renting a car in Lafayette costs $73 per day, on average, or $145 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Budget, Dollar and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Lafayette is the Dollar branch at 200 Terminal Drive, which is 2 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Lafayette.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Lafayette (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Lafayette is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Chevrolet Trailblazer or similar) are, on average, 61% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Lafayette costs $73 per day, on average, or $145 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Budget, Dollar and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Lafayette is the Dollar branch at 200 Terminal Drive, which is 2 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Lafayette.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Lafayette (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Lafayette is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Chevrolet Trailblazer or similar) are, on average, 61% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.