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Transportation to Purdue

Purdue is accessible from all modes of transportation, including

By Plane (and Shuttle Service)

Purdue is accessible from the Indianapolis and Chicago O'hare international airports.  The Purdue University Airport is less than 1 mile from campus and is available for private planes, but does not currently serve commercial airlines.

By Automobile

From the South

Take I-65 North to Exit 178 (State Road 43 and North River Road). Turn left and proceed five miles on North River Rd., at State Street, turn right. Go up the hill and at Grant Street, turn right. Proceed half a block. The Grant Street Parking Garage (Visitorís Parking) will be on your right.

From the North

Take I-65 South to Exit 178 (State Road 43 and North River Road). Turn right and proceed five miles on North River Rd., at State Street, turn right. Go up the hill and at Grant Street, turn right. Proceed half a block. The Grant Street Parking Garage (Visitorís Parking) will be on your right.

By Train

Amtrak 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 is best to book a seat in advance. The toll-free number is (800) 872-7245.

By Bus

Greyhound Bus services the Greater Lafayette area from the Chicago, Gary, Hammond, and Indianapolis hubs. Schedules and fares vary, so consult the Greyhound site or call 800-231-2222.


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  • Contact us by phone:
       (765) 494-4636
  • Send us an email:
       welcomecenter@purdue.edu
  • Visit us in person:
       Purdue Memorial Union
       Room 110
       101 N. Grant Street
       West Lafayette, IN 47907

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