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There are 7 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Purdue University by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station Cardinal / ...

$84 - $199

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL 5509 / 5534
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lafayette, IN Chicago

$62 - $112

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Wiley Hall

$84 - $126

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Purdue University 298.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Indianapolis (IND) DTW - IND
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$245 - $437

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$178 - $380

Fly to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DTW - MDW
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$192 - $339

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Purdue University is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Purdue University is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Purdue University is 210 miles. The road distance is 298.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Purdue University without a car is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Ann Arbor to Purdue University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Purdue University is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs $80 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $120 and takes 8 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Purdue University is 298 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Purdue University.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Purdue University. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Purdue University.
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  • Distance: 209.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Purdue University, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Ann Arbor to Purdue University via Chicago Union Station and Lafayette Amtrak Station in around 8 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Purdue University via Chicago, IL and Lafayette, IN in around 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Wiley Hall
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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