There are 10 ways to get from East Lansing to Hamilton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi 4593 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Hamilton, On 5500

$58 - $82

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Bus via Romulus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport 8004 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dearborn Amtrak, Mi to Hamilton, On 5500

$69 - $96

Train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Port Huron Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Sarnia to London
  3. Take the train from London to Aldershot

$148 - $287

Bus via London  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Ann Arbor- Blake Transit Ctr., MI
  2. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to London, ON
  3. Take the bus from London, ON to McMaster University, ON

$65 - $120

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from East Lansing to Hamilton 412.1 km

$45 - $65

Bus to Detroit, fly to Toronto, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Toronto (YYZ) DTW - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.

$236 - $661

Bus to Detroit, fly to Erie, drive  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Erie (ERI) DTW - ERI
  3. Drive from Erie to Hamilton

$285 - $1,394

Train to Sarnia, fly to Toronto, bus  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Port Huron Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Sarnia (YZR) to Toronto (YYZ) YZR - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.

$198 - $302

Bus to Detroit, fly to Buffalo, bus, train  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Buffalo (BUF) DTW - BUF
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls, ON
  4. Take the train from Niagara Falls GO to West Harbour GO

$229 - $732

Bus to Windsor, fly to Toronto, bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi
  2. Fly from Windsor (YQG) to Toronto (YYZ) YQG - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.

$141 - $513

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The cheapest way to get from East Lansing to Hamilton is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from East Lansing to Hamilton is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Lansing to Hamilton. However, there are services departing from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and arriving at Hamilton, On via East Lansing, Mi and Detroit, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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The distance between East Lansing and Hamilton is 381 km. The road distance is 412.1 km.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Hamilton without a car is to bus which takes 7h 59m and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 7h 59m to get from East Lansing to Hamilton, including transfers.

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East Lansing to Hamilton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from East Lansing, Mi station.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Hamilton is to bus which takes 7h 59m and costs $40 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $220 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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East Lansing to Hamilton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Hamilton, On station.

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Map of how to get from East Lansing to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 381.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 59m

What companies run services between East Lansing, MI, USA and Hamilton, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from East Lansing to Hamilton via SBD Harrison before Service Rd, East Lansing, Mi, and Detroit, Mi in around 7h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Lansing to Hamilton via SBD Harrison before Service Rd, East Lansing Amtrak Station, Port Huron Amtrak Station, Sarnia, London, Aldershot, and Aldershot GO Bus in around 9h 15m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Erie
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Sarnia to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 Port Huron Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Sarnia to London
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $55
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Train from London to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$27 - $55
Economy
$55 - $75
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$75 - $110
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Train from Niagara Falls GO to West Harbour GO
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
GO Transit
Bus operators
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 East Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Hamilton, On
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from Dearborn Amtrak, Mi to Hamilton, On
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls, On
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$35 - $55
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Ann Arbor- Blake Transit Ctr., MI
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to London, ON
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$50 - $75
Online Fare
$24 - $35
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$42 - $48
Refundable
$53 - $57
Bus from London, ON to McMaster University, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$15 - $21
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Standard Fare
$29 - $33
Refundable
$39 - $42
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
GO Transit
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Book at
megabus.ca

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Yes, the driving distance between East Lansing to Hamilton is 412 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from East Lansing to Hamilton.

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Air Canada and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Toronto Airport.

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