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There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Purdue University by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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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Fly Reagan Washington to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 4 min

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

$105 - $260

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Bus  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Gary, In 1607 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN Chicago / ...

$95 - $224

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Indianapolis (IND) BWI - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$203 - $547

Fly Washington Dulles to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 39 min

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

$101 - $307

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  6 h 43 min

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

$158 - $423

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  7 h 59 min

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

$167 - $482

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway, shuttle  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$215 - $619

Train  •  20 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal

$118 - $320

Drive  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Purdue University 636.8 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Purdue University is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Purdue University is to fly and shuttle which costs $100 - $260 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The distance between Washington and Purdue University is 539 miles. The road distance is 636.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Purdue University without a car is to train which takes 20 h 39 min and costs $110 - $320.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Washington to Purdue University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Purdue University is to train which takes 20 h 39 min and costs $110 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $230 and takes 20 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 53 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Purdue University is 637 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 57 min to drive from Washington to Purdue University.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Purdue University. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Purdue University.
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  • Distance: 539.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Purdue University 4 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $310 and the journey takes 20 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Purdue University via Gary, In, Gary, IN, and Lafayette, IN in around 20 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indianapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $650
Bus operators
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
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
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 Washington, Dc to Gary, In
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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