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

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  •  4 h 57 min

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

$41 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus Suburban Express  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Davis CTA Station to Perimeter/West Dr. 208
  2. Take the bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall 731pu

$21 - $27

5 alternative options

Bus Reindeer Shuttle  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Wiley Hall

$57 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Northwestern University to Purdue University 136.1 miles

$13 - $20

Subway to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the subway from Foster to Clark/Lake
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND

$96 - $246

Subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the subway from Foster to Adams/Wabash
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND

$111 - $295

Shuttle  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from icago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Ford Dining Court

$56 - $77

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Northwestern University to Purdue University is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northwestern University to Purdue University is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Northwestern University and Purdue University is 120 miles. The road distance is 136.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Northwestern University to Purdue University, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Northwestern University station to Purdue University. However, there are services departing from Davis CTA Station and arriving at West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall via Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 59 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Northwestern University to Purdue University once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northwestern University to Purdue University via Davis CTA Station, Perimeter/West Dr., Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall, and West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall in around 6 h 59 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Subway from Foster to Clark/Lake
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Subway from Foster to Adams/Wabash
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Davis CTA Station to Perimeter/West Dr.
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare International to Purdue Wiley Hall
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Express Air Coach
Website
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

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