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There are 6 ways to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Gary, IN 1482-27 - Bay City - Chicago / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lafayette, IN Chicago / ...

$46 - $91

5 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Blue Water
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$71 - $186

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from East Lansing to West Lafayette 277.9 miles

$27 - $40

Bus to Detroit, fly to Indianapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Indianapolis (IND) DTW - IND
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN

$260 - $459

Fly Lansing to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAN - ORD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$185 - $765

Bus to Flint, fly to Chicago O'Hare, shuttle  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Flint Airport (FNT)
  2. Fly from Flint (FNT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FNT - ORD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN

$146 - $465

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The cheapest way to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Lansing to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and arriving at Lafayette, IN via East Lansing, MI and Gary, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 28 min.

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The distance between East Lansing and West Lafayette is 204 miles. The road distance is 277.9 miles.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 28 min and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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East Lansing to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from East Lansing, MI station.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette is to bus which takes 8 h 28 min and costs $45 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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East Lansing to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Lafayette, IN station.

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Map of how to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 204.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 28 min

What companies run services between East Lansing, MI, USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from East Lansing to West Lafayette via SBD Harrison before Service Rd, East Lansing, MI, and Gary, IN in around 8 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Lansing to West Lafayette via SBD Harrison before Service Rd, East Lansing Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
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 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 Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Flint Airport (FNT)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 Gary, In to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Indianapolis International Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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Yes, the driving distance between East Lansing to West Lafayette is 278 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to drive from East Lansing to West Lafayette.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Indianapolis Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in West Lafayette. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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