There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Purdue University by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 1 min

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

$40 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 4965 / ...

$26 - $52

2 alternative options

Bus Reindeer Shuttle  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Wiley Hall

$55 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Purdue University 121.8 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Purdue University is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Purdue University is to drive which takes 2 h 6 min and costs $11 - $18.

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The distance between Chicago and Purdue University is 171 km. The road distance is 195 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Chicago to Purdue University, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Purdue University, IN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Purdue University twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Purdue University hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice 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 USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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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