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Butler's 295-acre campus is easily accessible by car from many Midwestern metropolitan areas; see directions to campus below for driving directions, or learn more about what Indianapolis has to offer.

Directions to Campus

Traveling to campus for an Office of Admission visit? Follow the directions below; after bearing right at the flagpole, turn right at the first stop sign. You'll come to a "T" at Holcomb Observatory; turn left on Lake Road. Robertson Hall is the red brick building with a steeple straight ahead. Visitor parking is available in front of the building. 

From the north on I-65 (Chicago)

  • Take I-865 east to I-465 east
  • Take I-465 east to Exit 31-Meridian Street
  • Head south on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
  • Turn right on 46th Street
  • 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
  • Bear to the right of the flagpole
  • Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the north on I-69 (Detroit)

  • Take I-465 west to Exit 31-Meridian Street
  • Head south on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
  • Turn right on 46th Street
  • 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
  • Bear to the right of the flagpole
  • Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the south on I-65 (Louisville)

  • Take Exit 113-Meridian Street (north)
  • Turn right on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
  • Turn left on 46th Street
  • 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
  • Bear to the right of the flagpole
  • Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the southeast on I-74 (Cincinnati)

  • Take I-465 west to I-65 north
  • Take Exit 113-Meridian Street (north)
  • Turn right on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
  • Turn left on 46th Street
  • 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
  • Bear to the right of the flagpole
  • Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the east on I-70 (Columbus, Ohio)

  • Take I-65 north to Exit 113-Meridian Street (north)
  • Turn right on Meridian Street; travel to 46th Street
  • Turn left on 46th Street
  • 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
  • Bear to the right of the flagpole
  • Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the west on I-70 (St. Louis)

  • Take I-465 north to exit 17-38th Street
  • Turn right on 38th street; travel to Clarendon Road (You will pass a shopping mall and the Indianapolis Museum of Art)
  • Turn left on Clarendon road (Clarendon is immediately past Crown Hill Cemetery)
  • Travel to Hampton Drive; turn right
  • At the next stop sign, turn left onto Sunset Avenue
  • Travel to the stop sign at 46th Street
  • Turn left into the one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
  • Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the west on I-74 (Central Illinois)

  • Take I-465 North to exit 31-Meridian Street
  • Turn right on Meridian Street, travel to 46th Street
  • Turn right on 46th Street
  • 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
  • Bear to the right of the flagpole
  • Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

From the Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

  • From the airport, follow signs to I-70 East toward Indianapolis
  • Take I-70 East to I-65 North
  • Travel North on I-65 to Exit 113
  • Take Exit 113 - Meridian Street North
  • Travel north on Meridian Street to 46th Street
  • Turn left on 46th Street
  • 46th Street leads directly to a one-way traffic roundabout at the main campus entrance
  • Bear to the right of the flagpole
  • Visitor parking spaces are available on the left side of this street

Parking on Campus:
Designated visitor parking is available throughout campus. If you are unable to find a visitor parking space, a temporary parking permit is available from the Butler University Police Department (525 W. Hampton Drive) or the Office of Admission (Robertson Hall).

Heavy Truck Traffic:

Heavy truck operators seeking access to Clowes Memorial Hall and the Schrott Center for the Arts and other Butler facilities must contact the Butler University Police Department (BUPD) at 317-940-9396 prior to arrival for assistance in navigating intersections and construction zones. BUPD must temporarily block traffic in order to ensure safe navigation to campus by heavy truck traffic.

  • Access Boulevard Place, northbound, from 38th Street
  • Turn left (westbound) on 49th Street
  • Continue onto Sunset Ave. (south) and turn right into the parking lot entrance just north of 46th Street and north of the Clowes and Schrott facilities. PLEASE NOTE: In order to ensure safe navigation, heavy trucks must travel south in the northbound lane of Sunset Ave. Trucks must contact BUPD 317-940-9396 to arrange for a temporary lane closure.
  • Loading docks are accessible via the lot immediately behind the Clowes and Schrott facilities.