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There are 3 ways to get from East Lansing to Royal Oak by bus or car

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Bus, line 450 bus  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Pontiac, MI 1493
  2. Take the line 450 bus from Woodward & Orchard Lk Rd to Royal Oak Transit Center Sherman Side 450

$16 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus, line 460 bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW North Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Metro Airport North Terminal to Cass & Michigan 261
  3. Take the line 460 bus from Cass & Michigan to Royal Oak Transit Center Lafayette Side 460

$28 - $37

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from East Lansing to Royal Oak 80.8 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from East Lansing to Royal Oak is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from East Lansing to Royal Oak is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Lansing to Royal Oak. However, there are services departing from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and arriving at Royal Oak Transit Center Sherman Side via East Lansing, MI and Woodward & Orchard Lk Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between East Lansing and Royal Oak is 71 miles. The road distance is 80.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Royal Oak without a car is to bus and line 450 bus which takes 3h 39m and costs $16 - $23.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from East Lansing to Royal Oak, including transfers.

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East Lansing to Royal Oak bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from East Lansing, MI station.

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East Lansing to Royal Oak bus services, operated by Southeast Michigan SMART, arrive at Royal Oak Transit Center Sherman Side station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Lansing to Royal Oak is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from East Lansing to Royal Oak.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Royal Oak. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from East Lansing to Royal Oak.
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  • Distance: 70.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

You can take a bus from East Lansing to Royal Oak via SBD Harrison before Service Rd, East Lansing, MI, and Woodward & Orchard Lk Rd in around 3h 39m.

Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Pontiac, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Woodward & Orchard Lk Rd to Royal Oak Transit Center Sherman Side
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Bus from Metro Airport North Terminal to Cass & Michigan
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Bus from Cass & Michigan to Royal Oak Transit Center Lafayette Side
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW North Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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