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West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - - Transportation

The closest major airport is Indianapolis International Airport, which is located in Indianapolis, IN, at a distance of 58 miles from the city center of West Lafayette, IN.


Getting around in West Lafayette, IN

Public Transportation


The public transportation service, in West Lafayette, is provided by GLPTC (Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation), more commonly known as CityBus, which offers bus service in Tippecanoe County, operating 16 regular routes through Lafayette and West Lafayette, including 8 additional routes within the Purdue University campus, Express Air Coach, which provides express shuttle service between Purdue University and Chicago's O'Hare Airport, and Lafayette Limo, which provides express shuttle service to Indianapolis Airport. The rail service is offered by CSX Transportation, Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railway.


Major Highways and Roads


- US Highway 52 - to Joliet, IL and Indianapolis, IN.


- US Highway 231 - to Rensselaer and Crawfordsville.


- Indiana state highways 26, 43, 526 and 443.


- I-65 - passes east, cutting diagonally through Indiana.


How to get to Purdue University campus?

Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!


From Indianapolis International Airport: Start by heading northwest on Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, toward Haueisen Road. Make a slight left onto the ramp to I-70 E and keep left at the fork, to continue toward I-70 E. Keep right at the fork to continue toward I-70 E. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-70 E/I-465 N/I-74 W/Indianapolis and merge onto I-70 E. Take exit 73B to merge onto I-465 N/I-74 W and take the exit on the left onto I-65 N. Take exit 172 for IN-26 toward Lafayette/Rossville and turn left at IN-26 W. Turn right at Main Street and make a slight left at Columbia St/IN-26 W. Turn left at Airport Rd/IN-526 E. Airport Rd/IN-526 E turns right and becomes Purdue Airport.


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