There are 7 ways to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Barons Bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Ann Arbor, MI Cincinnati
  2. Take the bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott Michigan Flyer

$43 - $67

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Jackson, MI Indianopolis
  2. Take the bus from Jackson, Mi to East Lansing, Mi 4590

$57 - $105

Train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$83 - $210

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to East Lansing 256.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Indianapolis to Lansing  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Lansing (LAN) IND - LAN

$176 - $1,006

Fly Indianapolis to Detroit, bus  •  5 h 12 min

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

$235 - $437

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly to Detroit, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
  2. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Detroit (DTW) FWA - DTW
  3. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$215 - $995

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to East Lansing. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at East Lansing Marriott via Blake Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and East Lansing is 224 miles. The road distance is 256.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to East Lansing bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing is to bus which takes 7 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Lansing Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to East Lansing bus services, operated by Michigan Flyer, arrive at East Lansing Marriott station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to East Lansing is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Indianapolis to East Lansing.

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

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing.
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  • Distance: 224.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 58 min

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

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to East Lansing via Ann Arbor, MI and Blake Transit Center in around 7 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to East Lansing via Chicago Union Station, East Lansing Amtrak, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 9 h 58 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Fort Wayne to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
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
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Ann Arbor, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
baronsbus.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.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 Jackson, Mi to East Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $23

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There are 42+ hotels available in East Lansing. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs .

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