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There are 4 ways to get from Illinois State University to Purdue University by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station Hoosier State / ...

$71 - $157

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Bus  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Normal, IL - ISU to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall 711is
  2. Take the bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall 731pu

$38 - $50

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Illinois State University to Purdue University 149.6 miles

$14 - $22

Bus, shuttle  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL 1402
  2. Take a shuttle bus from UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana to Ford Dining Court INT URB to LAF

$51 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Illinois State University to Purdue University is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Illinois State University to Purdue University is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Illinois State University to Purdue University. However, there are services departing from Normal, IL - ISU and arriving at West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall via Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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The distance between Illinois State University and Purdue University is 110 miles. The road distance is 149.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Illinois State University to Purdue University without a car is to train which takes 6h 51m and costs $70 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Illinois State University to Purdue University, including transfers.

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Illinois State University to Purdue University bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Normal, IL - ISU station.

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The best way to get from Illinois State University to Purdue University is to train which takes 6h 51m and costs $70 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 7h 33m.

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Illinois State University 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 1h ahead of Illinois State University. It is currently 6:35 AM in Illinois State University and 7:35 AM in Purdue University.

Map of how to get from Illinois State University to Purdue University.
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  • Distance: 109.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 51m

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

You can take a train from Illinois State University to Purdue University via Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station, Chicago Union Station, and Lafayette Amtrak Station in around 6h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Illinois State University to Purdue University via Normal, IL - ISU, Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall, and West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall in around 7h 33m.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
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 Normal, IL - ISU to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Burlington Trailways
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana to Ford Dining Court
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Illinois State University to Purdue University is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Illinois State University to Purdue University.

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