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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 there are many lodging options on and around campus. The resources below can help you plan your trip.

  • Air Travel - The nearest commercial airports are The Purdue Airport (located on campus), the Indianapolis International Airport (65 miles), Chicago O’Hare (140 miles) and Chicago Midway (130 miles).

  • 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 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. 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.


Visit the Purdue Parking website to learn more about available parking for visitors. If you've registered for an on-campus visit with the Office of Admissions, your event confirmation email will contain parking information.

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