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About Lafayette Airport (LFT)

Address: 200 Terminal Dr, Lafayette, 70508 2159, La, La

Lafayette Airport is located 69.7 miles (26.9 km) away from Louisiana city center. It is a small airport, offering flights to major domestic locations. Number of people using Lafayette Airport continues to grow till date.

If you need to gather some regional information, head straight towards the Visitor Information Center. You may need to look into different transportation options before coming out of the airport.

Few hotels nearby offer airport shuttle services. Private vans, sedans, limousines and shared ride vans are also available. You can choose to join a trip in a shared ride van to explore the city of Louisiana, or rent a private van to plan out your tour yourself. The best way, however, to go around the Louisiana countryside is to rent a car. Car rental counters are open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Car hire lot is adjoining to the other side of the airport terminal.

  Getting around

It is a delight to drive through the city of Lafayette being the center of Cajun country, and still further around Louisiana, such as New Orleans, 4 hours away,  with it’s mixture of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures forming more Creole and Cajun social identity.

At a distance of 26.1 miles (42 km) from Lafayette Airport, you’ll find Acadiana Cane Cutters, which is a summer baseball league, absolutely loved by the locals there. A performance art theatre, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music, is also nearby.

For more thrilling adventures, you can visit Couret’s Swamp Tours (22.1 miles or 35.6 km from airport) and the Cajundome and Convention Center (3.7 miles or 5.9 km from airport).

  Choosing your car

Car rental at Lafayette Airport is available by Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, National, Avis and Alamo. Log on to our website to choose a car that best suits your needs. Select the dates for pick-up and drop-off, and place order for Lafayette Airport car rental in advance from the convenience of your home.

If you are on a couple tour, a sedan would be the perfect size to go on a tour of Lafayette’s elite churches like the Church of St. John the Evangelical.

To get an insider perspective on the city of Louisiana, book a local driver together with your airport car rental. The driver will be able to take you around the smaller attractions of the place, such as the Acadian Mall and the Eunice Museum.

  Tips and advice


If you are on a trip with children, make sure they are buckled in a child seat safely.


Whether or not you get a driver with your car hire, it is best to carry GPS with you.


If you rent a car, the first thing you should do when you get into the car is put on your seat belt.


If you see an emergency vehicle, be sure to pull over and let it pass.


According to Louisiana law, anyone driving below 17 years of age may not use any wireless communications device for sending or receiving a text message or a call while driving.


Make sure to always drive at a safe speed.


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