There are 9 ways to get from Madison 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$72 - $142

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL 8960
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Michigan State University 1482

$30 - $55

7 alternative options

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak

$88 - $167

Bus  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to East Lansing, MI

$77 - $143

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Madison to East Lansing 369.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Madison to Lansing  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Lansing (LAN) MSN - LAN

$198 - $1,108

Fly Madison to Detroit, bus  •  5 h 36 min

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

$147 - $739

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Lansing  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN

$154 - $734

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Detroit (DTW) MKE - DTW
  3. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$226 - $510

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madison to East Lansing is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to East Lansing is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $750 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Madison and East Lansing is 251 miles. The road distance is 369.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Madison to East Lansing, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to East Lansing. However, there are services departing from Madison and arriving at EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd via Milwaukee, Wi, Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo and NBD Harrison past Service. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and East Lansing, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Madison to East Lansing via Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wi, Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, East Lansing, MI, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 10 h 19 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Madison to East Lansing hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Lansing via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Madison to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Michigan State University
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to East Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
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

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