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There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Purdue University by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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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Fly Boston to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  7 h 3 min

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

$139 - $400

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Bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Cincinnati, OH
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette

$125 - $161

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Fly Boston to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BOS - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza

$127 - $333

Fly Boston to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BOS - MDW
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza

$146 - $462

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MHT - MDW
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza

$212 - $558

Train  •  26 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station Hoosier State / ...

$174 - $474

Bus  •  29 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Wiley Hall

$157 - $307

Train via New York Penn Station  •  29 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station Cardinal

$267 - $740

Drive  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Purdue University 1004.2 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Purdue University is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 16 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Purdue University is to fly and shuttle which costs $130 - $400 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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The distance between Boston and Purdue University is 837 miles. The road distance is 1004.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Purdue University without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 11 min and costs $120 - $170.

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It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to get from Boston to Purdue University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Boston to Purdue University is to bus which takes 23 h 11 min and costs $120 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $480 and takes 26 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Purdue University is 1004 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 47 min to drive from Boston to Purdue University.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Boston 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 Boston to Purdue University.
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  • Distance: 836.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 3 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Purdue University, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Boston to Purdue University via New York, New York, NY, Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati, Oh, and Lafayette in around 23 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Purdue University via Chicago Union Station and Lafayette Amtrak Station in around 26 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Manchester to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
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 Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
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
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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 Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
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

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