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There are 9 ways to get from East Lansing to Minneapolis by bus, plane, train, night bus or car

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Line 01 bus, line 14 bus to Lansing, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the line 01 bus from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE to CATA Trans Center
  2. Take the line 14 bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Grand River past Waverly
  3. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Minneapolis (MSP) LAN - MSP

$147 - $468

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Bus  •  16 h 41 min

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

$66 - $111

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Bus to Detroit, fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Minneapolis (MSP) DTW - MSP

$155 - $635

Bus to Flint, fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Flint Airport
  2. Fly from Flint (FNT) to Minneapolis (MSP) FNT - MSP

$153 - $478

Line 01 bus, bus, line 6 bus to Grand Rapids, fly  •  7 h 12 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 Minneapolis (MSP) GRR - MSP

Train to Kalamazoo, fly  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
  2. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Minneapolis (MSP) AZO - MSP

$241 - $611

Train  •  14 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Blue Water
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$108 - $294

Bus, night bus  •  17 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Lansing to Battle Creek
  2. Take the bus from Battle Creek, Mi to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn

$78 - $180

Drive  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Drive from East Lansing to Minneapolis 638.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from East Lansing to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Lansing to Minneapolis is to line 01 bus and line 14 bus and fly which costs $140 - $470 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Lansing to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via Lansing and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 41 min.

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The distance between East Lansing and Minneapolis is 466 miles. The road distance is 638.2 miles.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Minneapolis without a car is to train which takes 14 h 39 min and costs $100 - $300.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from East Lansing to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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East Lansing to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Lansing station.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Minneapolis is to train which takes 14 h 39 min and costs $100 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $120 and takes 16 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Lansing Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 48 min.

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East Lansing to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Minneapolis, MN station.

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  • Distance: 466.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

You can take a train from East Lansing to Minneapolis via SBD Harrison before Service Rd, East Lansing Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Union Depot Station in around 14 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Lansing to Minneapolis via CATA Trans Center, Lansing, Chicago, IL, and Chicago in around 16 h 41 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lansing to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Lansing to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via South Bend
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Flint to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Flights from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lansing to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Flint to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lansing to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Flint to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,300
Flights from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
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 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
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
Bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Grand River past Waverly
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cata.org
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
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
Twice 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
Bus from Lansing to Battle Creek
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Battle Creek, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
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

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind East Lansing. It is currently 12:18 AM in East Lansing and 11:18 PM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between East Lansing to Minneapolis is 638 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 35 min to drive from East Lansing to Minneapolis.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Lansing Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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