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There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to Lansing by bus, car or plane

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Battle Creek, MI Indianopolis
  2. Take the bus from Battle Creek to Lansing 1482

$55 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  8 h 52 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

$45 - $69

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Lansing 252.2 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to Lansing  •  5 h 33 min

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

$174 - $1,004

Fly to Detroit, bus  •  5 h 56 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

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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 via Battle Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 50 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 50 min and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to get from Indianapolis to Lansing, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Lansing bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, 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 50 min and costs $55 - $85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Lansing Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to Lansing bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Lansing station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Lansing.
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  • Distance: 222.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Lansing via Battle Creek, MI and Battle Creek in around 8 h 50 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Indianapolis to Lansing hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Lansing via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
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
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Battle Creek to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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

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There are 43+ hotels available in 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 39 min and costs $2.

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