There are 5 ways to get from East Lansing to Royal Oak by bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus, line 462 bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi 4593 / ...
  2. Take the line 462 bus from Jefferson + Griswold to Woodward & 11 Mile Rd. 450 / ...

$18 - $38

Cheapest option

Bus, line 450 bus  •  3 h 55 min

  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

3 alternative options

Bus Michigan Flyer, train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to Blake Transit Center Michigan Flyer
  2. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Royal Oak Amtrak Wolverine

$42 - $75

Bus, train via Jackson, Mi  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, Mi to Jackson, Mi 4595
  2. Take the train from Jackson Amtrak to Royal Oak Amtrak Wolverine

$39 - $83

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from East Lansing to Royal Oak 80.8 miles

$7 - $12

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from East Lansing to Royal Oak, including transfers.

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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 Woodward & 11 Mile Rd. via East Lansing, Mi and Jefferson + Griswold. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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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, Detroit, Mi, and Jefferson + Griswold in around 3 h 22 min.

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 Ann Arbor Amtrak to Royal Oak Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Jackson Amtrak to Royal Oak Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from East Lansing, Mi to Jackson, Mi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Jefferson + Griswold to Woodward & 11 Mile Rd.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Bus from Woodward & Orchard Lk Rd to Royal Oak Transit Center Sherman Side
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Pontiac, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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