There are 8 ways to get from Indianapolis to Lansing by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Barons Bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Ann Arbor, MI Cincinnati
  2. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Lansing, Mi 4590 / ...

$41 - $79

7 alternative options

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  9 h 20 min

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

$55 - $103

Train  •  10 h 19 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

$84 - $223

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Lansing 252.2 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to Lansing  •  5 h 20 min

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

$174 - $1,004

Fly to Detroit, bus  •  5 h 37 min

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

$237 - $439

Fly to Grand Rapids, bus  •  7 h 24 min

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

$174 - $882

Fly to Flint, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Flint (FNT) IND - FNT
  2. Take the bus from Flint Airport to Lansing

$173 - $867

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Lansing is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Lansing is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Lansing. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Lansing, Mi via Ann Arbor, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 46 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Lansing is 222 miles. The road distance is 252.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Lansing without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 46 min and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Indianapolis to Lansing, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Lansing is to bus which takes 8 h 46 min and costs $40 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $230 and takes 10 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Lansing Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to Lansing bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lansing, Mi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Lansing is 252 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to drive from Indianapolis to Lansing.

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

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Lansing.
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  • Distance: 222.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Lansing via Ann Arbor, MI and Ann Arbor, Mi in around 8 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago Union Station, East Lansing Amtrak, and East Lansing, Mi in around 10 h 19 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Flint via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 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
Flights from Indianapolis to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
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
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 Ann Arbor, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Jackson, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $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
Michigan Flyer
Website
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
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
Bus from Flint Airport to Lansing
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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