Lafayette is the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Central Indiana. It is located 2 hours southeast of Chicago and 1 hour northwest of Indianapolis. The Greater Lafayette metropolitan area consists of the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette. The combined population is 97,000. Neighboring West Lafayette is home to Purdue University, a large, prestigious public university.
Amtrak serves the Lafayette with two services, the Cardinal service between Chicago and New York City three times a week. On days the Cardinal does not run, the daytime Hoosier State runs between Chicago and Indianapolis. Journey time from Chicago is about 3.5 hours. Lafayette station is located at 200 N 2nd St.
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