The driving distance from New Orleans, Louisiana to Lafayette, Louisiana is:

135 miles / 217 km

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Driving distance from New Orleans, LA to Lafayette, LA

The total driving distance from New Orleans, LA to Lafayette, LA is 135 miles or 217 kilometers.

Your trip begins in New Orleans, Louisiana. It ends in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Lafayette is located west of New Orleans along the Vermilion River. Southern Living named it the Best Food Town and Rand McNally named it the Tastiest Town. You can enjoy Louisiana cuisine at a lower price in Lafayette, LA. recommends the following:

1. Acadiana breakfast at Blue Dog Café, Dwyer’s Café, Gary’s, Hub City Dinner, Keller’s Bakery, Meche’s Donut King, Poupart’s Bakery, Prejean’s and T-coon’s.

2. Join a food tour with Cajun Food Tours

3. Check out the French Markets like Breaux’s Mart, Bro’s Penny Saver and Joey’s.

4. For crawfish experience, check out Louisiana Crawfish Time, Gator Cove, Crawfish Time Inc and The Crawfish Pot.

Some of the must-see attractions in Lafayette include Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Blue Moon Saloon, Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum, LARC’s Acadian Village (showcasing the 19th century Southwest Louisiana’s homes on winding bayou), Vermilionville (Cajun/Creole Heritage and Folklife Park of 1765 to 1890 with live music, bi-lingual artisans, cooking school, boat tours and more) and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Acadian Cultural Center.

New Orleans, Louisiana

City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
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Lafayette, Louisiana

City: Lafayette
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
Category: cities

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