There are 8 ways to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  9 h 1 min

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

$71 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Lansing to Gary, IN 1482-33 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Lafayette 4511 / ...

$46 - $91

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from East Lansing to West Lafayette 277.9 miles

$27 - $40

Bus to Detroit, fly to Indianapolis  •  6 h 35 min

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

$260 - $459

Line 01 bus, line 14 bus to Lansing, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 54 min

  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 Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAN - ORD

$185 - $765

Bus to Detroit, fly to South Bend, train, bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to South Bend (SBN) DTW - SBN
  3. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
  4. Take the bus from Gary, In to Lafayette

$247 - $1,278

Bus to Flint, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Flint Airport
  2. Fly from Flint (FNT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FNT - ORD

$146 - $465

Line 01 bus, bus, line 6 bus to Grand Rapids, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  8 h 44 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 Chicago O'Hare (ORD) GRR - ORD

$147 - $334

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to get from East Lansing to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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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 via Lansing and Gary, In. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 8 min.

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

You can take a train from East Lansing to West Lafayette via SBD Harrison before Service Rd, East Lansing Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 9 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Lansing to West Lafayette via CATA Trans Center, Lansing, Gary, IN, and Gary, In in around 10 h 8 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Detroit to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Indianapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from East Lansing Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA
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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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
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
28 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
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cata.org
Rapid Transport
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Central Station to Kentwood Station - Woodland
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridetherapid.org

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