Maps & Directions

Lafayette is the hub of the eight-parish area in the heart of Acadiana, a region known for its unique Cajun and Creole heritages, French language and cultural traditions. The eight parishes that comprise this hub area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east and to the Gulf of Mexico.

The city of Lafayette is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Interstate 49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Lafayette is located in the center of Lafayette Parish.

Mileage Chart from Selected Cities
Atlanta, GA 580
Austin, TX 386
Beaumont, TX 138
Biloxi, MS 216
Birmingham, AL 423
Charleston, SC 891
Charlotte, NC 817
Dallas, TX 391
Fort Worth, TX 421
Gulfport, MS 189
Houston, TX 217
Jackson, MS 219
Jacksonville, FL 653
Little Rock, AR 357
Memphis, TN 438
Mobile, AL 273
Oklahoma City, OK 645
Orlando, FL 741
San Antonio, TX 407
Tulsa, OK 648
From Louisiana Cities
Alexandria 89
Baton Rouge 59
Houma 102
Lake Charles 75
Morgan City 68
New Orleans (I-10) 135
New Orleans (Hwy. 90) 153
Monroe 184
Natchez 134
Shreveport 212