There are 6 ways to get from St. Louis to Purdue University by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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 9 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL -UIUC to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union

$54 - $117

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Purdue University 280 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Indianapolis  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Indianapolis (IND) STL - IND

$179 - $829

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD

$147 - $302

Fly to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  6 h 36 min

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

$195 - $381

Fly to Decatur, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Decatur (DEC) STL - DEC
  2. Take the bus from Rs Decatur Il, Il to Champaign, Il
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL -UIUC to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union

$174 - $584

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Purdue University, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from St. Louis to Purdue University via Champaign, Il, Illinois Terminal, Champaign, IL - Armory, Champaign, IL -UIUC, and West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union in around 7 h 9 min. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from St. Louis to Purdue University hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Decatur
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Rs Decatur Il, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from Champaign, IL -UIUC to West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
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 St. Louis and Purdue University is 345 km. The road distance is 448 km.

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Purdue University is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Purdue University is to drive which takes 4 h 42 min and costs $27 - $40.

No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Purdue University. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union via Illinois Terminal and Champaign, IL -UIUC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from St. Louis to Purdue University, including transfers.