There are 6 ways to get from Champaign to East Lansing by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Illini / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$75 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il 4808 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Michigan State University 1482

$49 - $98

4 alternative options

Bus via Kalamazoo  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to East Lansing, MI

$60 - $122

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to East Lansing 323.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Lansing  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Lansing (LAN) CMI - LAN

$223 - $1,126

Fly to Grand Rapids, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Grand Rapids (GRR) CMI - GRR
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi

$207 - $1,008

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Champaign to East Lansing is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to East Lansing is to fly which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Champaign and East Lansing is 267 miles. The road distance is 323.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Champaign to East Lansing, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to East Lansing. However, there are services departing from Champaign, Il and arriving at EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd via Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo and NBD Harrison past Service. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and East Lansing, MI, USA?

You can take a train from Champaign to East Lansing via Chicago Union Station Amtrak, East Lansing Amtrak, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Champaign to East Lansing via Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, East Lansing, MI, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 9 h 34 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago to Michigan State University
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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