There are 7 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University by train, bus, car, plane, subway or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$40 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall 731pu

$31 - $39

5 alternative options

Airport SuperSaver, bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the Airport SuperSaver from Chicago Midway Airport to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport Midway-O'hare
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Purdue Wiley Hall

$66 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University 123 miles

$12 - $18

Fly from Chicago Midway  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND

$108 - $284

Subway to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Harold Washington Library
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND

$96 - $246

Airport SuperSaver, shuttle  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the Airport SuperSaver from Chicago Midway Airport to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport Midway-O'hare
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza

$63 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University. However, there are services departing from Chicago Midway Airport and arriving at West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall via Oakbrook. IL - Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Purdue University is 104 miles. The road distance is 123 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University without a car is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University, including transfers.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Oakbrook. IL - Mall station.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $40 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $40 and takes 5 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University bus services, operated by Suburban Express, arrive at West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall station.

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Purdue University is 1 h ahead of Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). It is currently 10:40 AM in Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and 11:40 AM in Purdue University.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University.

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  • Distance: 103.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Purdue University, IN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, Suburban Express operates a bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Purdue University once a week. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak
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
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago Midway Airport to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
airportsupersaver.com
Book at
airportsupersaver.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Purdue Wiley Hall
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Chicago O'Hare T5 to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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