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There are 4 ways to get from East Lansing to Albion by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Battle Creek Blue Water
  2. Take the train from Battle Creek to Albion Wolverine

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Bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Jackson
  2. Take the bus from Jackson, MI to Albion Amtrak Station Detroit

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Jackson
  2. Take the train from Jackson to Albion Wolverine

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from East Lansing to Albion 53.2 miles

East Lansing to Albion by bus and train

The journey time between East Lansing and Albion is around 15h 12m and covers a distance of around 75 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 33m. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 33m. Operated by Capital Area Transportation Authority and Amtrak, the East Lansing to Albion service departs from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and arrives in Albion. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 39m
Layover time:
13h 33m
Total time:
15h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
13h 33m
Journey distance:
75 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$47
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:28
Last service departs at:
22:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Lansing to Albion bus and train schedules

East Lansing → Albion
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Albion is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Albion is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Albion is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from East Lansing to Albion is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 55 min.

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The fastest way to get from East Lansing to Albion is to drive. Taking this option will cost $5 - $8 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Lansing to Albion station. However, there are services departing from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and arriving at Albion Amtrak Station via East Lansing Amtrak Station and Jackson, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between East Lansing and Albion is 37 miles. The road distance is 53.2 miles.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Albion without a car is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs $45 - $75.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from East Lansing to Albion, including transfers.

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East Lansing to Albion bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, depart from East Lansing Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Albion is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs $45 - $75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $35 and takes 3h 29m.

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East Lansing to Albion bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Albion Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Lansing to Albion is 53 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from East Lansing to Albion.

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  • Distance: 37 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

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

You can take a train from East Lansing to Albion via Multimodal Gateway, East Lansing Amtrak Station, and Battle Creek in around 2h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Lansing to Albion via East Lansing Amtrak Station, Jackson, and Jackson, MI in around 3h 29m.

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 East Lansing Amtrak Station to Battle Creek
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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 Battle Creek to Albion
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
Train from Jackson to Albion
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Business Seat
$26 - $40
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway

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
Bus from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Jackson
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$6 - $10
Adult
$13 - $18
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Jackson, MI to Albion Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$8 - $12

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