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There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to Milwaukee by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus Suburban Express  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 530pu
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...

$52 - $75

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Train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$67 - $146

Bus Reindeer Shuttle  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare T5
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...

$74 - $88

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Milwaukee 214 miles

$21 - $35

Shuttle, fly to Milwaukee  •  4 h 41 min

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

$173 - $433

Shuttle to Indianapolis, fly, bus  •  6 h 14 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 bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$113 - $272

Bus to Champaign, fly, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union to Champaign, IL -UIUC
  2. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$179 - $533

Shuttle, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza to Chicago O'Hare T5
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...

$73 - $101

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The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purdue University to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall and arriving at Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak via Oakbrook Mall and Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Milwaukee is 188 miles. The road distance is 214 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Milwaukee without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 17 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Purdue University to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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Purdue University to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall station.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Milwaukee is to bus which takes 5 h 17 min and costs $50 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $150 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Milwaukee Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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Purdue University to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Milwaukee.
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  • Distance: 188.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Milwaukee via Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall, Oakbrook. IL - Mall, Oakbrook Mall, Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport, and Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport in around 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Purdue University to Milwaukee via Lafayette Amtrak Station and Chicago Union Station in around 5 h 57 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Coach USA
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare T5
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 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 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
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
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Chicago O'Hare T5
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union to Champaign, IL -UIUC
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza to Chicago O'Hare T5
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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Milwaukee is 1 h behind Purdue University. It is currently 6:06 AM in Purdue University and 5:06 AM in Milwaukee.

Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to Milwaukee is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Purdue University to Milwaukee.

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

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