Lodging and Parking

There are several options for students and families who decide to stay overnight. 

Please note that Purdue is on the Eastern Time Zone.

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 Reindeer Shuttle. 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).


For the most current information about routes to campus, visit the State Street Redevelopment Website

Parking/Shuttle Information

Free parking is available in the Ross Ade Stadium North or "R" Lot during the STAR program. (See map below). Please print out the STAR parking permit, fill out your date of attendance, park in Ross Ade Stadium North Lot and place the pass on your dashboard in full view the day of your STAR session. Look for the STAR Program bus stop at the northeast corner of the lot. 

STAR parking

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