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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h

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

$89 - $213

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN Schedules 0014 and 0015 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$58 - $114

5 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Gary, In
  3. Take the bus from Gary, In to Lafayette

$61 - $139

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Purdue University 339.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Indianapolis  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Indianapolis (IND) DTW - IND

$239 - $429

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD

$172 - $372

Fly to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  7 h

  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

$195 - $341

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

You can take a train from Detroit to Purdue University via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Lafayette Amtrak in around 9 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Purdue University via Toledo, Oh, Gary, In, and Lafayette in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Gary, In
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Hoosier Ride
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Detroit and Purdue University is 386 km. The road distance is 543 km.

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Purdue University is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Detroit to Purdue University is to drive which takes 5 h 34 min and costs $30 - $50.

It takes approximately 9 h to get from Detroit to Purdue University, including transfers.