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

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$67 - $137

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Michigan State University 1482

$55 - $96

5 alternative options

Bus via Kalamazoo  •  8 h 44 min

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

$56 - $112

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to East Lansing 313.9 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Milwaukee to Lansing  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Lansing (LAN) MKE - LAN

$176 - $956

Fly Milwaukee to Detroit, bus  •  5 h 1 min

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

$205 - $467

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Lansing  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN

$145 - $737

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to East Lansing is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to East Lansing is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $470 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and East Lansing is 176 miles. The road distance is 313.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Milwaukee to East Lansing, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to East Lansing. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd via Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo and NBD Harrison past Service. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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

You can take a train from Milwaukee to East Lansing via Chicago Union Station Amtrak, East Lansing Amtrak, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 6 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to East Lansing via Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, East Lansing, MI, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Lansing via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 Milwaukee to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
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 Milwaukee to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
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
Coach USA
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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