STAR Travel/Parking

Commercial Travel Services

  • Air Travel - The nearest commercial airports are Indianapolis International (65 miles) and Chicago O’Hare (140 miles) and Chicago Midway (130 miles). The Purdue Airport accommodates privately owned planes.

  • Shuttle Services from Airports - Shuttle service is provided to and from Indianapolis by Lafayette Limo and Star of America. Shuttle service to and from O’Hare is provided by Express Air Coach or by Reindeer Shuttle.

  • Other Commercial Travel - Amtrak and Greyhound also serve the area, stopping at a station in Lafayette. From there, visitors can ride Greater Lafayette's CityBus system to Purdue (about 1.5 miles).

Lodging

Purdue is a very walkable campus and the Union Club Hotel in the Purdue Memorial Union is a convenient on-campus location for overnight visitors. However, there are a variety of other lodging options in the Greater Lafayette area. Use the Greater Lafayette Visitor's Bureau website to locate other nearby hotels and campgrounds.

Driving

As with most areas, this spring has brought a number of road projects throughout the campus and Lafayette/West Lafayette area. For the most current information about alternative routes to campus, visit the State Street Redevelopment Website.

Parking/Shuttle Information

Using this campus map and your STAR Parking Permit, reserved parking for STAR will be on the upper levels of the following locations:

  • University Street parking garage south entrance (PGU) 201 N. University
  • Northwestern Avenue parking garage (PGNW) 504 Northwestern
  • Harrison Street parking garage (PGH) 719 Clinic Drive
  • Cordova Recreation Sports Center parking lot north end (CREC) 355 N Martin Jischke Drive

Shuttles will run from the Harrison Street Garage (PGH) and Cordova Recreation Sports Center parking lot (CREC) from 6:45 - 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  The shuttles will pick up and drop off at the locations where the University Welcome sessions are held (Stewart Center or Elliott Hall of Music).

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