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).

LODGING

The Union Club Hotel will be closed for renovations beginning June 3, 2019 and is expected to last approximately one year.  The renovation will transform the Purdue Memorial Union Club into a world-class hotel with a formal restaurant, bar, and upgraded event facilities. Read the full news release on Purdue's News page.

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 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.