Driving Directions

Valparaiso University is an hour southeast of Chicago and 2.5 hours north of Indianapolis.

Interstates 65, 80/90 and 94 and State Highways 30 and 49 are all within minutes of campus. The campus is within easy access of several airports and bus lines.

From I-65

  • Exit at US-30 East in Merrillville.
  • Proceed approximately 12 miles east to Valparaiso.
  • You will see the US-30 entrance to the University on the left (on the north side of US-30), leading towards the Chapel.
  • You may also continue past this entrance and then turn left at the Sturdy Road stoplight at the edge of campus (If you drive past Wal-Mart, you have gone too far). The Torch entrance to the University is 100 yards on the left.

From I-80/90 or I-94

  • Exit at IN-49 South in Chesterton.
  • Proceed approximately 8 miles south to Valparaiso, then exit onto US-30 West.
  • After passing through the second stoplight, you will see the entrance to campus on your right..

* Please allow yourself additional traveling time when driving on 80/94 from Chicago due to road construction. For real-time traffic updates, check out www.trafficwise.in.gov

From O’Hare and Midway Airport

  • Take I-294 South (Tri-State Tollway) to I-80/90 East, towards Indiana.
  • When I-80 and I-94 split, you can take either highway, I-80 joins I-90 and is a toll road while I-94 remains toll free.
  • In Chesterton, take the Indiana 49-South exit to US-30 West.
  • After passing through the second stoplight, you will see the entrance to campus on your right.

* From Midway, take Cicero Avenue south to I-294.

 

Driving Times

approximate

Chicago
1 hour
Milwaukee
2 hours
Indianapolis
2.5 hours
Toledo
3 hours
Detroit
4 hours
St. Louis
5 hours
Minneapolis
8 hours

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