Lafayette is strategically located at the intersection of two interstate roadways, I-10 and I-49, which serves as a distinct advantage for transportation opportunities into and out of the parish. Additionally, Lafayette can be easily accessed by rail (Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railways), the Lafayette Regional Airport and by Intracoastal Waterway. The ports of West St. Mary, Vermilion, Iberia, Greater Baton Rouge, and the Twin Parish Port are also within 50 miles of Lafayette.
The Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) is a large, non-hub airport located in the City of Lafayette. From its humble beginning as a wooden hangar, it has grown into a state-of-the-art facility, providing top-notch service to area travelers and businesses on approximately 1,116 acres.
Lafayette Regional Airport offers flights to major domestic destinations and connecting service to points around the globe. More than 400,000 travelers utilize LFT annually and that number continues to grow.
Business travelers enjoy the comfort and convenience of the Business Center, and free WiFi service. Other airport amenities include a Visitor Information Center offering Lafayette and regional information, porter services, excellent dining, convenient parking, and much more.
Lafayette Regional Airport is dedicated to providing all customers with a pleasant travel experience. The airport provides services and facilities designed to assist passengers with disabilities.
Lafayette offers frequent flights to three major airline hubs: Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; and Houston, Texas. By feeding into these hubs, travelers can conveniently connect to hundreds of domestic and international flights. For more information, visit lftairport.com.
Interstates 10 and 49 link the city with major markets in all directions. U.S. 90 and U.S. 167 connect the city with metropolitan and rural market areas.
The Rosa Parks Transportation Center Downtown at 101 Jefferson St. is the terminal for Lafayette’s municipal transit system, Greyhound Bus Lines, and Amtrak. Call (337) 291-8570 or visit the Center for bus schedules and transportation maps.
The Lafayette Transit buses converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) in 2011. Additional information may be found on ridelts.com.
The following railways operate in Lafayette Parish: Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF), Union Pacific, Acadiana Railway Company, and Louisiana and Delta (L and D).
Port of Greater Baton Rouge – 50 miles east
Port of Lake Charles – 70 miles west
Port of Iberia – 20 miles south
Port of W. St. Mary – 40 miles south
Port of Vermilion – 15 miles south
Twin Parish Port – 40 miles southwest