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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Michigan State University by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station Blue Water

$35 - $55

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Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Michigan State University 220.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lansing, line 01 bus  •  4h 7m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN
  2. Take the line 01 bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River Ave past Division St

$166 - $389

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Flint, train  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Flint (FNT) ORD - FNT
  2. Take the train from Flint Amtrak Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station

$182 - $435

Fly Chicago Midway to Detroit, bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Detroit Metro Airport to East Lansing, MI

$236 - $992

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kalamazoo (AZO) ORD - AZO
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo to East Lansing Amtrak Station

$168 - $275

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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Michigan State University is to drive, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Michigan State University is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at East Lansing Amtrak Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Chicago and Michigan State University is 172 miles. The road distance is 220.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Michigan State University without a car is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs $35 - $55.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station takes 3h 55m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Chicago to Michigan State University train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lansing Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 1m.

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Michigan State University is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 7:06 PM in Chicago and 8:06 PM in Michigan State University.

Chicago to Michigan State University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at East Lansing Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Michigan State University.
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  • Distance: 172.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Michigan State University, Ingham County, MI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$223
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$223
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Flint Amtrak Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Kalamazoo to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Capital Area Transportation Authority
Phone
+1 517-394-1100
Website
cata.org
Bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River Ave past Division St
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cata.org
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from Detroit Metro Airport to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Michigan State University is 221 miles. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Chicago to Michigan State University.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lansing Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Michigan State University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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