MAKE TRAVEL PLANS
West Lafayette, Indiana, is conveniently located near the interstate that connects Indianapolis and Chicago. We're about one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of Chicago. Commercial travel to West Lafayette is easily accessible and lodging on and around campus is plentiful. The resources below will help you plan your trip.
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. 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).
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. (The Union Club Hotel may be under renovation. Please check with hotel). However, there are a variety of other lodging options in the Greater Lafayette area. Many hotels offer complimentary shuttles to the campus. Use the Greater Lafayette Visitor's Bureau website to locate other nearby hotels and campgrounds.
DRIVING AND PARKING
Recommended parking locations for Admissions visit events vary based on the event. Those who register for a visit through the Office of Admissions should refer to their visit confirmation email for event-specific driving and parking directions.