There are 9 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.

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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

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Bus, train  •  7 h 52 min

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

$79 - $189

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  •  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

Fly from Indianapolis  •  5 h 21 min

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

$239 - $429

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW

$153 - $325

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 56 min

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

$172 - $372

Bus, train to South Bend, fly  •  6 h 51 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

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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 fly which costs $230 - $430 and takes 5 h 21 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 which takes 7 h 43 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 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 7 h 43 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 9 h 32 min, you could also fly, which costs $230 - $430 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 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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The nearest airport to Detroit is Windsor (YQG) Airport which is 6.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include Detroit (DTW) (18.1 miles), Flint (FNT) (57 miles), Lansing (LAN) (84.8 miles) and Cleveland (CLE) (89.5 miles).

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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 43 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 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 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
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
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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