There are 8 ways to get from Columbus to Purdue University by bus, train, 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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Bus, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  3. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak

$64 - $118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 1117 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette 4970

$47 - $104

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Purdue University 238.4 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Columbus to Indianapolis  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Indianapolis (IND) CMH - IND

$170 - $782

Fly Columbus to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMH - ORD

$173 - $335

Fly Columbus to Champaign, bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Champaign (CMI) CMH - CMI
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL -UIUC to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union

$211 - $928

Fly Columbus to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  7 h

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

$187 - $464

Bus to Dayton, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DAY - ORD

$208 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Purdue University is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Purdue University is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Purdue University is 211 miles. The road distance is 238.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Columbus to Purdue University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Purdue University without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs $60 - $120.

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Purdue University.
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  • Distance: 210.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Purdue University, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Columbus to Purdue University via Cincinnati, Oh and Lafayette in around 7 h 39 min. Alternatively, Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Columbus to Purdue University hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Champaign via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Columbus to Indianapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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 Indianapolis Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from Champaign, IL -UIUC to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
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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