Travel Information

Where we are located

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, which is about 65 miles north of Indianapolis and 125 miles south of Chicago.

Driving Directions

From Indianapolis

West Lafayette is approximately 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

  1. Take I-65 north to Lafayette and exit on state Route 26 (exit 172).
  2. Turn left and follow state Route 26 through Lafayette and across the Wabash River into West Lafayette (approximately 5 miles).
  3. Proceed on state Route 26 (State St.). Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center will be on your right.
  4. You will continue approximately 3/4 mile on State Street to the intersection of Martin Jischke Drive and State Street. The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship sits at the southwest corner of this intersection.
  5. You will continue through the intersection and then turn left in the circle drive. The main entrance of the building faces Martin Jischke Drive.

From Chicago

  1. Depart Chicago south toward Indiana.
  2. Follow I-65 south (approximately 83 miles) to Exit 178-state Route 43 (Brookston/West Lafayette).
  3. Turn right off the exit ramp onto state Route 43 south. Follow 43 south into West Lafayette.
  4. Turn right on state Route 26/East State Street. (McDonald's will be on the right.) Travel up the hill and pass the Purdue Memorial Union on your right.
  5. Continue approximately 3/4 mile on State Street to the intersection of Martin Jischke Drive and State Street. The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship sits at the southwest corner of this intersection. The main entrance faces Martin Jischke Drive.

Train

Train service to Lafayette is available from Indianapolis, Chicago and several other cities. The most likely connection is via Chicago, and is described below. For directions from other departure points, consult Amtrak's site. To get to the Amtrak Station or Greyhound Bus Terminal in Chicago from O'Hare Airport, take the Continental Express Shuttle (773-454-7800) to Union Station, 225 Canal St., Chicago. For assistance, Continental's uniformed ticket agents are located in the baggage claims areas of terminals 1, 2, and 3 as well as outside U.S. Customs in terminal 5. From Union Station, take the Amtrak train bound for Lafayette, IN. It would be advantageous to book a seat in advance. The toll-free number is 800-872-7245.

Taxi

  • Four Star Taxi: call 765-742-8400
  • Locomotives Taxi: call 765-426-3109

Rental Cars

  • Budget: 765-743-9620 — Aviation Drive, West Lafayette (Purdue Airport)
  • Avis: 765-743-2027 — Aviation Drive, West Lafayette (Purdue Airport)

Shuttle Service

Lafayette Limo

Lafayette Limo shuttle bus departs Indianapolis International Airport daily every two hours between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. The trip will take between one hour and 10 minutes to one hour and 50 minutes, depending on traffic and your final destination in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area. Call 765-497-3828 or check out their website for more information.

Express Air Coach

EAC Shuttle services the Chicago area airports. They estimate three-hour travel time, which is very generous. They operate on Central time and Purdue, West Lafayette, is on Eastern Standard Time (Chicago is one hour behind West Lafayette).

Lodging

Union Club Hotel

Located on campus between Grant Street, State Street and Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette. For information and reservations, call 800-320-6291

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette is located in the Wabash Landing shopping plaza with easy access to downtown Lafayette and Purdue University. 356 E. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906. For information and reservations, call 765-743-2100.

Holiday Inn Lafayette-City Centre — Lafayette, Indiana — IHG

Downtown Lafayette
515 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901
For information and reservations, call 765-423-1000

Towneplace Suites Marriott

Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
163 Frontage Rd., Lafayette, IN 47905
For information and reservations, call 765-446-8668 or toll-free 888-236-2427

Courtyard Marriott

Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
150 Fairington Ave., Lafayette, IN 47905
For information and reservations, call 765-449-4800 or toll-free 888-236-2427

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
3939 South St., Lafayette, IN 47905
For information and reservations, call 765-448-9700

Hampton Inn

Located close to I-65, approximately 5 miles from Purdue University
3941 South St., Lafayette, IN 47905
For information and reservations, call 765-447-1600

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