There are 7 ways to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing by bus, train, 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.

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Bus Barons Bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Ann Arbor, MI Schedules 0014 and 0015
  2. Take the bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott Michigan Flyer

$43 - $67

6 alternative options

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Jackson, MI 0354
  2. Take the bus from Jackson, Mi to East Lansing, Mi 4590

$57 - $105

Train  •  10 h

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 to Lansing  •  5 h 49 min

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

$176 - $1,006

Fly to Detroit, bus  •  5 h 9 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

Fly to Grand Rapids, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Grand Rapids (GRR) IND - GRR
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi

$180 - $888

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 15 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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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing, including transfers.

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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 14 min.

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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 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to East Lansing via Chicago Union Station Amtrak, East Lansing Amtrak, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 10 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
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
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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
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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