There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to Detroit by bus, train, shuttle, car 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi 5508 / ...

$57 - $136

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Dearborn Amtrak Wolverine

$76 - $191

Train  •  9 h 32 min

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

$89 - $216

Shuttle, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI Schedules 0014 and 0015 / ...

$58 - $114

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Detroit 274.6 miles

$26 - $40

Fly from Indianapolis  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Detroit (DTW) IND - DTW

$239 - $429

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) ORD - DTW

$172 - $372

Shuttle to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW

$195 - $340

What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Detroit via Lafayette and Chicago, Il in around 7 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Purdue University to Detroit via Lafayette Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 9 h 32 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Dearborn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Purdue University and Detroit is 386 km. The road distance is 439 km.

The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Detroit is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Detroit is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $230 - $430.

It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Purdue University to Detroit, including transfers.