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Purdue's location in Indiana

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, and is easily accessible from interstate highway I-65. West Lafayette is 100 km (65 miles) northwest of Indianapolis and 190 km (120 miles) southeast of Chicago.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located at 525 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907.


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Driving Directions

From Indianapolis International Airport (South)
Directions Distance

Follow signs to Interstate 465 N/Interstate 74W/Peoria and merge onto I-465 N

10-15 miles depending on starting point

Take exit 20 (left) and merge onto Interstate 65 N

51 miles

Take exit 175 and turn left onto IN-25 S

1.5 miles

Turn right onto Sagamore Parkway N

3.1 miles

Turn left onto Yeager Rd

0.2 miles

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Northwestern Ave

1.6 miles

PHYS Building will be on right

Parking Information

From Chicago O'Hare International Airport (North)
Directions Distance

Follow signs to Interstate 190 E


Take exit 1D toward I-294 S/Indiana/S Tollway and merge onto I-294 S

36 miles

Merge onto I-80 E

18 miles

Take exit 11 to merge onto I-65 S toward Indianapolis

81 miles

Take exit 178 for IN-43 toward Brookston/West Lafayette


Turn right onto IN-43 S/N. River Rd.

5.5 miles

Turn right onto E State St

0.3 miles

Turn right onto N Grant St

0.2 miles

Turn left onto Northwestern Ave

0.3 miles

PHYS Building will be on left

Parking Information

Parking Information

Purdue Parking Map

The closest parking garage to the department is on Northwestern Avenue (PGNW on map, section H-4).  Visitor permits for this garage are available for purchase at Purdue Parking Facilities (section C-6).  For information about rates and other visitor parking locations, see visitor parking.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2020 1:43 PM

Department of Physics and Astronomy, 525 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2036 • Phone: (765) 494-3000 • Fax: (765) 494-0706

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