There are 8 ways to get from Milwaukee to Purdue University by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$63 - $110

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Bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Purdue Wiley Hall

$74 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Purdue University 213.8 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$172 - $432

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$113 - $270

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Champaign, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL -UIUC to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union

$179 - $536

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$134 - $316

Bus, shuttle  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza

$72 - $103

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Purdue University. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak and arriving at Purdue Wiley Hall via Chicago O'Hare T5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Purdue University is 188 miles. The road distance is 213.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Purdue University without a car is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Milwaukee to Purdue University, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Purdue University bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Purdue University is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Milwaukee to Purdue University bus services, operated by Reindeer Shuttle, arrive at Purdue Wiley Hall station.

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Purdue University is 1 h ahead of Milwaukee. It is currently 12:50 PM in Milwaukee and 1:50 PM in Purdue University.

Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Purdue University is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Milwaukee to Purdue University.

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  • Distance: 188.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Purdue University, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Purdue University via Chicago Union Station and Lafayette Amtrak in around 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Purdue University via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Chicago O'Hare T5, and Purdue Wiley Hall in around 7 h 21 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
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
Coach USA
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Purdue Wiley Hall
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.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
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
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
Shuttle from Chicago O'Hare T5 to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Purdue University. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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