There are 9 ways to get from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by bus, plane, train, subway or car

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

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Line 01 bus to Lansing, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 01 bus from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE to CATA Trans Center
  2. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAN - ORD

$125 - $705

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Bus Indian Trails  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Lansing to Chicago, IL 1482-25 / ...

$33 - $61

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Bus to Flint, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Flint Airport
  2. Fly from Flint (FNT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FNT - ORD

$86 - $405

Line 01 bus, bus, line 6 bus to Grand Rapids, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 01 bus from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE to CATA Trans Center
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Central Station to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  4. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) GRR - ORD

Train to Kalamazoo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 34 min

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

$199 - $528

Line 01 bus, bus, line 6 bus to Grand Rapids, fly to Chicago Midway, subway  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 01 bus from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE to CATA Trans Center
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Central Station to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  4. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) GRR - MDW
  5. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare

Train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$43 - $116

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to Blake Transit Center Michigan Flyer
  2. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...

$56 - $116

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 240.2 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to line 01 bus and fly which costs $120 - $750 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between East Lansing and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 183 miles. The road distance is 240.2 miles.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) without a car is to train which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $40 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to train which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $40 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $120 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Lansing Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1 h behind East Lansing. It is currently 3:08 PM in East Lansing and 2:08 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

Yes, the driving distance between East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 240 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

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

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  • Distance: 183.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between East Lansing, MI, USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

Amtrak operates a train from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Lansing to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) via Blake Transit Center, Amtrak Station, Ann Arbor, Mi, Chicago, Il, Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, and Cumberland in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Kalamazoo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Kalamazoo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from East Lansing Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from East Lansing Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
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
Capital Area Transportation Authority
Phone
+1 517-394-1100
Website
cata.org
Bus from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE to CATA Trans Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cata.org
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Flint Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Central Station to Kentwood Station - Woodland
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to Blake Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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