There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Michigan State University by train, bus, car or plane

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Michigan State University once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Michigan State University via Kalamazoo, CATA Trans Center, and EBD Gr. River Ave past Division St in around 6 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Avg. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Avg. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Avg. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo
Avg. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak
Avg. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Kalamazoo, MI
Avg. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Kalamazoo, MI
Avg. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $27
Online Fare
$22 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $50
Refundable
$35 - $55
Indian Trails
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Lansing
Avg. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
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Bus from Chicago, IL to Michigan State University
Avg. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Michigan State University?

The distance between Chicago and Michigan State University is 276 km. The road distance is 356 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Michigan State University?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Michigan State University is to drive which costs $27 and takes 3 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Michigan State University?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Michigan State University is to drive which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $27.

Is there a direct train between Chicago and Michigan State University?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at East Lansing Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Michigan State University?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Michigan State University. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at EBD Gr. River Ave past Division St via Kalamazoo and CATA Trans Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Michigan State University?

The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak takes 3 h 42 min including transfers and departs once daily.