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

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Bus  •  8h 28m

  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

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Battle Creek, MI Indianopolis
  2. Take the train from Battle Creek Amtrak Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station Blue Water

$71 - $121

Train  •  10h

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

$83 - $210

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to East Lansing 256.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Indianapolis to Lansing  •  6h 3m

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

$176 - $1,006

Fly Indianapolis to Detroit, bus  •  5h 32m

  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  •  7h 43m

  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

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

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

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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 8h 28m.

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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 8h 28m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 8h 28m 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 8h 28m and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $210 and takes 10h, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $1,100 and takes 6h 3m.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Lansing Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m 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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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to East Lansing.
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  • Distance: 224.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 28m

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 8h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to East Lansing via Chicago Union Station, East Lansing Amtrak Station, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 10h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Fort Wayne to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
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 Battle Creek Amtrak Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
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 Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h
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 Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
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
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to East Lansing is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4h 15m 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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There are 43+ hotels available in East Lansing. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39m and costs $2.

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