There are 7 ways to get from St. Louis to Purdue University by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  7 h 12 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

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Train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$89 - $213

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

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

$27 - $40

Fly to Indianapolis  •  7 h 17 min

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

$180 - $830

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 9 min

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

$148 - $302

Fly to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  7 h 16 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

$186 - $372

Fly to Decatur, bus  •  9 h 4 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

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

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

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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 12 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Purdue University is 216 miles. The road distance is 280 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Purdue University without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 12 min and costs $50 - $120.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from St. Louis to Purdue University, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Purdue University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Purdue University is to bus which takes 7 h 12 min and costs $50 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 9 h 41 min, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $850 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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St. Louis to Purdue University bus services, operated by Express Air Coach, arrive at West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union station.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Purdue University.
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  • Distance: 215.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

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 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from St. Louis to Purdue University via Chicago Union Station and Lafayette Amtrak in around 9 h 41 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
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
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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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