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There are 9 ways to get from Purdue University to Detroit by bus, train, shuttle, car, plane or subway

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, train  •  7 h 51 min

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

$79 - $189

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 24 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

Train  •  9 h 32 min

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

$89 - $216

Shuttle, bus  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI Cincinnati / ...

$58 - $114

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Detroit 274.6 miles

$26 - $40

Shuttle to Indianapolis, fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Detroit (DTW) IND - DTW

$239 - $429

Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 49 min

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

$172 - $372

Shuttle, subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  7 h 2 min

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

$186 - $331

Bus, train to South Bend, fly  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Gary, IN
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to South Bend Airport
  3. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Detroit (DTW) SBN - DTW

$205 - $959

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Detroit is to shuttle and fly which costs $230 - $430 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Detroit is 242 miles. The road distance is 274.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Detroit without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 51 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Purdue University to Detroit, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Detroit is to bus which takes 8 h 24 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 9 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to Detroit is 275 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to drive from Purdue University to Detroit.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 241.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 51 min

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 8 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Purdue University to Detroit via Lafayette Amtrak and Chicago Union Station in around 9 h 32 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station 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
Train from Lafayette Amtrak 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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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
Once daily
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
5 times a day
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
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com

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