There are 6 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 58 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

4 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, fly  •  6 h 28 min

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

$96 - $246

Shuttle  •  6 h 55 min

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

$56 - $77

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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak
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
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Northwestern University to Purdue University?

The distance between Northwestern University and Purdue University is 192 km. The road distance is 218 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Northwestern University to Purdue University?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Northwestern University to Purdue University?

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

Is there a direct bus between Northwestern University and Purdue University?

No, there is no direct bus from Northwestern University 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.

How long does it take to get from Northwestern University to Purdue University?

It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Northwestern University to Purdue University, including transfers.