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Where we are located
Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, IN which is about 65 miles north of Indianapolis and 125 miles south of Chicago.
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Driving Directions from Indianapolis
West Lafayette is approximately 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Take I-65 North to Lafayette and exit on State Road 26 (exit 172). Turn left and follow State Road 26 through Lafayette and across the Wabash River into West Lafayette (approximately 5 miles). Proceed on State Road 26 (State Street). Move into the right lane after you reach the top of the hill. Turn right onto Grant Street, a one-way street. The parking garage is on the right almost immediately after you turn onto Grant Street.

Driving Directions From Chicago
West Lafayette is approximately 135 miles southeast of Chicago. Take I-65 South to State Road 43 (exit 178). Turn right onto State Road 43 South and follow it into West Lafayette (about 7 miles). Turn right onto State Road 26 (State Street) in West Lafayette. Proceed on State Road 26. Turn right onto Grant Street, a one-way street. The parking garage is on the right almost immediately after you turn onto Grant Street.

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 Street, 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.

Four Star Taxi: Call (765) 742-8400
FastCab: Call (765) 447-4450

Rental Cars
Budget: Call (765) 743-3987 (Purdue Airport) or (800) 527-0700
National: Call (765) 743-8455 (Purdue Airport) or (800) 227-7368
Enterprise: Call (765) 743-7858 (Purdue Airport) or (800) 736-8222

Complimentary Shuttle
Purdue Memorial Union Hotel: Call (765) 494-8913 for pickup
University Inn: Call (765) 463-5511 for pickup
Although you can fly into Purdue University Airport (code: LAF), better connections are often available by flying into the Indianapolis International Airport (Code: IND) or one of the Chicago area airports.

The Lafayette Limo shuttle bus departs Indianapolis International Airport daily every 2 hours between 6:30 AM. and 10:30 PM. The trip will take between 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour 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.

Lodging *(Home Football Game Weekend - Please Make Reservations Early)
Purdue Memorial Union Hotel
Conveniently located on campus between Grant Street, State Street and Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette.
Call (800) 320-6291 for information and reservations.

University Inn
3001 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette. (10 minute drive from Recitation Building)
Call (800) 777-9808 for information and reservations.

Homewood Suites
3939 State Road 26, Lafayette, IN. (20 minute drive to Campus)
Call (800) 225-5466 for information and reservations.

Hilton Garden Inn
356 East State Street, West Lafayette, IN. (3 blocks from campus)
Call (765) 743-2100 for more information and reservations.

Holiday Inn Select
515 South Street, Lafayette, IN. (5 minutes from campus)
Call (800) 423-1137 for information and reservations.

You can also find other hotels, motels, bed & breakfast accommodations, and campgrounds in the area. Many of these are listed in Lafayette Online's lodging section.


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