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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Lafayette to see all of its attractions.

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
€87
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lafayette in December
Estimated hotel price
€87
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 Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 33h 49m.

Train

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

Bus

FlixBus operates bus routes to Lafayette. 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. The shortest flight to Lafayette from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 33h 49m.

Train

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

Bus

FlixBus operates bus routes to Lafayette. Lafayette’s bus station is located 4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lafayette

Airlines serving Lafayette

Lufthansa
Good (4,575 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,401 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,592 reviews)
Air France
Good (969 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,482 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,464 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (776 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (454 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (819 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (773 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (133 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (531 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,736 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (524 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (305 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,895 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)
€124+
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
€123+
Wingate by Wyndham Lafayette Airport
2 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
€96+
Woodspring Suites Lafayette
2 stars
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
€45+

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 €0.96 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 €11.50 and €15.34. The most frequently booked car type in Lafayette is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 21% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

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 €0.96 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 €11.50 and €15.34. The most frequently booked car type in Lafayette is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 21% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.