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

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Bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL 1401 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL -UIUC to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union

$56 - $99

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Train  •  6 h 51 min

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

$52 - $106

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Bus via Champaign, IL -UIUC  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL 1401 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL -UIUC to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union

$57 - $92

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

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

$14 - $22

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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 2 h 40 min.

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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 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Illinois State University to Purdue University. However, there are services departing from Bloomington/Normal, IL and arriving at West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union via Illinois Terminal and Champaign, IL -UIUC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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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 bus which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $55 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min 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 Burlington Trailways, depart from Bloomington/Normal, IL station.

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The best way to get from Illinois State University to Purdue University is to bus which takes 5 h 48 min and costs $55 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $110 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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Illinois State University to Purdue University bus services, operated by Express Air Coach, arrive at West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union station.

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Purdue University is 1 h ahead of Illinois State University. It is currently 12:11 AM in Illinois State University and 1:11 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: 5 h 48 min

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

You can take a bus from Illinois State University to Purdue University via Bloomington/Normal, IL, Champaign, IL, Illinois Terminal, Champaign, IL - Armory, Champaign, IL -UIUC, and West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Illinois State University to Purdue University via Bloomington-Normal Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, and Lafayette Amtrak in around 6 h 51 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $21
Business Seat
$28
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
Burlington Trailways
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

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

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