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

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, shuttle  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana to Ford Dining Court INT URB to LAF

$58 - $70

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University 287.6 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  7h 41m

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

$180 - $830

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza

$138 - $302

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station

$156 - $352

Fly to Decatur, bus, shuttle  •  7h 35m

  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 a shuttle bus from UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana to Ford Dining Court

$166 - $558

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 52m.

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The distance between Washington University in St. Louis and Purdue University is 219 miles. The road distance is 287.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 8h 18m and costs $55 - $70.

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It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Indianapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 6m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University is 288 miles. It takes approximately 4h 52m to drive from Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Purdue University. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University.
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  • Distance: 219.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 18m

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

There is no direct connection from Washington University in St. Louis to Purdue University. However, you can take the walk to Forsyth @ Hoyt Eb, take the line 2 bus to Rock Road Transit Center, take the line 32 bus to Cass @ 20Th Street Eb, take the walk to St Louis, Mo, take the bus to Champaign, Il, take the walk to Illinois Terminal, take the line 12 bus to Illini Union, take the walk to UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana, take the shuttle to Ford Dining Court, then take the walk to Purdue University. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Purdue University.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Decatur
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from St. Louis to Decatur
Ave. Duration
51m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
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 St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Rs Decatur Il, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $45
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from UIUC Altgeld Hall Urbana to Ford Dining Court
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from Chicago - OHare Airport to West Lafayette - Purdue West Plaza
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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