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

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$66 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il 4923
  2. Take a shuttle bus from icago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Ford Dining Court

$66 - $104

5 alternative options

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 from Milwaukee  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD

$172 - $432

Bus, fly to Indianapolis  •  6 h 41 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

$113 - $270

Bus, fly to Champaign  •  7 h 47 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Purdue University is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Purdue University is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 40 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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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Milwaukee to Purdue University, including transfers.

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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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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 Amtrak 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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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
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
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 icago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Ford Dining Court
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35

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