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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
Distances from LFT to:
Lafayette 2 miles
Baton Rouge 59 miles
Alexandria 80 miles
New Orleans 101 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
2 miles: Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT)
56 miles: Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)
83 miles: Alexandria International Airport (AEX)
106 miles: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

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Lafayette Airport Guide

Lafayette is a hedonist’s dream as the city revolves around the Cajun culture which focuses on food, drink, music and dance. Learn a bit more about the Cajun by visiting the Acadian Culture Centre and discover their roots and how their culture became one of the most celebrated in the southern states. To find out what life was like in the early days, visit Vermilionville, a replica of the original settlement with staff, dressed in authentic clothing, performing several displays of early Acadian life. Finally, to see Cajun culture in all its glory, be in Lafayette in April for the Festival International.

Lafayette Airport Directions

Lafayette Regional Airport is in the eastern suburbs of the city and so as soon as you exit the airport you’re in the city. Take any of the roads west to get into the heart of Lafayette in minutes.

Lafayette Airport Parking

All parking at the airport is within easy walking distance. The short term parking is ahead and to your right whilst the longer term and cheaper credit card lots are behind that. The first thirty minutes of your stay are free.

Lafayette Airport Flight Information

Lafayette is a small regional airport but the flights it receives from Dallas, Atlanta and Houston all give connection opportunities to travellers from Europe and the UK.

Hotels Near Lafayette Airport

For a low cost stay in Lafayette, stay at the Days Inn where a night’s accommodation costs only £28. The Crowne Plaza at the airport has four stars and the sights of the city are still easily accessible. A night there is $45.

Lafayette Time Zone

Lafayette is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Central Time Zone (GMT-6)

Lafayette Info

Lafayette is nearly two centuries old and was founded by the French explorer Jean Mouton. In its early days it thrived on agriculture, encouraged by the fertile soils of the region. Soon, when oil and gas was discovered, the city expanded and became richer with the profits from petrochemicals. That industry has waned in recent years but now tourism has an increasing importance with travellers drawn by the lure of the Cajun culture.

Lafayette Trivia:
  • The city was founded in 1821 as Vermilionville
  • It got its name from the Vermilion River that flows through the city.
  • Lafayette is renowned as the centre of the Cajun culture in the US
  • Louisiana had two Lafayettes until half a century ago when one was absorbed into New Orleans
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