Visitor Information

Our main offices are located within the Information Technologies at Purdue (ITaP) offices in Young Hall on the Purdue University West Lafayette campus. The main reception area is on the 9th floor of Young Hall (YONG).

Young Hall
Purdue University
155 South Grant St
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Visitors are encouraged to also view the Purdue University Visitor Information on the main Purdue web site.

Air Travel

Currently, there are no regularly scheduled commercial airline connections in or out of the Purdue University Airport (LAF) which serves the greater Lafayette area. Travelers are advised to fly into Indianapolis International Airport (IND), or into one of the two Chicago airports (ORD and MDW), and use ground transportation from there to Purdue.

Driving Directions from Indianapolis

  • Take I-65 North for approximately 60 miles.
  • Exit in Lafayette at State Road 26, and head west.
  • Continue on SR 26 west through Lafayette. SR 26 will now be called Columbia St.
  • Continue on SR 26 / Columbia St. across the Wabash River bridge into West Lafayette.
  • After crossing the Wabash River, in West Lafayette SR 26 will be called State St.
  • Continue on SR 26 / State St. west through West Lafayette and up the hill.
  • The first light after reaching the top of the hill is Grant St.
  • Turn right (North) onto Grant St.
  • Immediately turn right again into the Visitor's Parking Garage (also known as the "Grant St. Garage"), directly across from the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) and the Union Club Hotel.
  • (on foot) From the Grant St. Parking Garage cross both Grant and State Streets to reach the southwest corner of Grant and State Streets.
  • Proceed south along Grant Street half a block to Young Hall. It is the ten-story pastel colored building directly south of the Krannert Building on the corner.

Driving Directions from Chicago

  • Take either I-80/94 East or I-90 East (toll) to I-65 South in Northwest Indiana.
  • Take I-65 South for approximately 120 miles.
  • Exit in Lafayette at State Road 26, and head west.
  • Continue on SR 26 west through Lafayette. SR 26 will now be called Columbia St.
  • Continue on SR 26 / Columbia St. across the Wabash River bridge into West Lafayette.
  • After crossing the Wabash River, in West Lafayette SR 26 will be called State St.
  • Continue on SR 26 / State St. west through West Lafayette and up the hill.
  • The first light after reaching the top of the hill is Grant St.
  • Turn right (North) onto Grant St.
  • Immediately turn right again into the Visitor's Parking Garage (also known as the "Grant St. Garage"), directly across from the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) and the Union Club Hotel.
  • (on foot) From the Grant St. Parking Garage cross both Grant and State Streets to reach the southwest corner of Grant and State Streets.
  • Proceed south along Grant Street half a block to Young Hall. It is the ten-story pastel colored building directly south of the Krannert Building on the corner.

Ground Transportation Options

Rental cars are available at the Indianapolis and both Chicago airports.

Regularly scheduled commercial ground transportation to and from West Lafayette is also available from the Indianapolis airport and the O'Hare Chicago airport:

In and around the greater Lafayette area and on the Purdue University campus, CityBus serves a large number of frequent scheduled routes:

Hotels

There are many fine hotels in the greater Lafayette area. Here are a few of the closest to the Purdue campus, in order of proximity:

  • Purdue Union Club Hotel
    (on campus, one block from ITaP offices)
    101 North Grant St.
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    800-320-6291
    765-494-8913 (reservations)
    765-494-8900 (switchboard)
  • Campus Inn
    (on free trolley bus route)
    200 Brown St.
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    765-743-9661
  • Hilton Garden Inn
    (on free trolley bus route)
    356 East State St.
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    765-743-2100
  • Holiday Inn Select - City Centre
    (on free trolley bus route)
    515 South St.
    Lafayette, Indiana
    765-423-1000
  • Family Inns of America
    1920 Northwestern Ave.
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    800-932-8383
    765-932-8383
  • University Plaza Hotel
    3001 Northwestern Ave.
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    765-463-5511