Travel Information

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). Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center will be on your right. 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. You will continue through the intersection and then turn left in the circle drive. The main entrance of the building faces Martin Jischke Drive.

Driving Directions From Chicago

Depart Chicago south towards Indiana. Follow I-65 south (approximately 83 miles) to Exit 178 - SR. 43 (Brookston/West Lafayette). Turn right off the exit ramp onto SR 43 South. Follow 43 South into West Lafayette. Turn right on IN-26W/East State Street (McDonald’s will be on the right). Travel up the hill and pass the Purdue Memorial Union on your right. 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

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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.

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)

Budget Purdue University Airport Rent-A-Car

Avis: (765) 743-2027 – Aviation Drive, West Lafayette (Purdue Airport)

Avis Purdue University Airport Rent-A-Car


Shuttle Service

Lafayette Limo: 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.

http://www.lafayettelimo.com/

Express Air Coach: EAC Shuttle services the Chicago area airports. They estimate 3 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).

http://www.expressaircoach.com/

Lodging

Union Club Hotel

Located on campus between Grant Street, State Street and Northwestern Ave. 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 East State Street, West Lafayette, IN  47906  For information and reservations call (765) 743-2100

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

Downtown Lafayette

515 South Street 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 Road, 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 Avenue, Lafayette, Indiana 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 Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47905

For information and reservations call (765) 448-9700

Hampton Inn

Located close to I-65 approximately 5 miles from Purdue University

3941 South Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47905

For information and reservations call (765) 447-1600

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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