There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to Michigan 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 38 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  •  8 h 10 min

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

$80 - $191

Train  •  9 h 51 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

$90 - $218

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 to Detroit  •  4 h 54 min

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

$253 - $447

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly to Grand Rapids, line 6 bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) MDW - GRR
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Ottawa and Fulton

Bus, train to South Bend, fly to Detroit  •  6 h 23 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

$219 - $977

Questions & Answers

The distance between Purdue University and Michigan is 250 miles. The road distance is 274.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Michigan without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from Purdue University to Michigan, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Michigan is to bus which takes 7 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 51 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 Michigan is 275 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to drive from Purdue University to Michigan.

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

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There are 14+ hotels available in Michigan. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Michigan.
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  • Distance: 250.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 38 min

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

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Detroit via Lafayette and Chicago, Il in around 7 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Purdue University to Detroit via Lafayette Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak, and Woodward @ Baltimore Sb in around 9 h 51 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 South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
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 1-800-872-7245
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
Every 30 minutes
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
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
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Ottawa and Fulton
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org

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