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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Suburban Express, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall 530pu
  2. Take the train from Cumberland to Crystal Lake Up-Nw

$27 - $35

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Train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake Up-Nw

$47 - $96

Bus Reindeer Shuttle, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
  2. Take the train from Irving Park to Crystal Lake Up-Nw

$62 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Crystal Lake 173.7 miles

$17 - $25

Shuttle, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD
  3. Take the train from Irving Park to Crystal Lake

$101 - $250

Shuttle, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake

$117 - $301

Shuttle  •  6 h 21 min

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

$62 - $79

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The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Crystal Lake is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Crystal Lake is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Crystal Lake is 145 miles. The road distance is 173.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Crystal Lake without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs $27 - $35.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Purdue University to Crystal Lake, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Crystal Lake is 1 h behind Purdue University. It is currently 6:02 AM in Purdue University and 5:02 AM in Crystal Lake.

Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to Crystal Lake is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Purdue University to Crystal Lake.

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

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There are 27+ hotels available in Crystal Lake. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Crystal Lake.
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  • Distance: 145.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Purdue University to Crystal Lake via Lafayette Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station, and Chicago OTC in around 5 h 33 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Cumberland to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 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
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Ford Dining Court to icago - OHare Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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