Travel from Chicago to East-Lansing

Train, bus or fly from Chicago to East Lansing?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to East Lansing once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to East Lansing via Kalamazoo and CATA Trans Center in around 6 h 7 min.

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How to get from Chicago to East Lansing

ModeDurationPrice
From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to NBD Harrison past Service then line 20 bus to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd.4 h 5 min$75
From Chicago, IL bus to Kalamazoo, bus to CATA Trans Center, then line 01 bus to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd.6 h 7 min$66
From Chicago, IL bus to Michigan State University.7 h 25 min$53
From Chicago drive to East Lansing.3 h 40 min$26
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Lansing airport, line 14 bus to CATA Trans Center, then line 01 bus to East Lansing.4 h 5 min$278
From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Detroit airport, then bus to East Lansing.6 h 22 min$230
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Kalamazoo airport, taxi to Kalamazoo Amtrak, train to NBD Harrison past Service, then line 20 bus to East Lansing.5 h 36 min$414

How long does it take to get from Chicago to East Lansing?

It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Chicago to East Lansing, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and East Lansing?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Michigan State University. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

Operators from Chicago to East Lansing

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Capital Area Transportation Authority+1 517-394-1100Capital Area Transportation Authority
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Indian TrailsIndian Trails
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
DeltaDelta
Michigan FlyerMichigan Flyer