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

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Train  •  6 h 27 min

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

$67 - $137

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Bus  •  10 h 6 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

$53 - $93

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Bus via Kalamazoo  •  8 h 23 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 46 min

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

$176 - $956

Fly Milwaukee to Detroit, bus  •  5 h 3 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 10 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

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 23 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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The best way to get from Milwaukee to East Lansing without a car is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Milwaukee to East Lansing, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to East Lansing bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to East Lansing is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 23 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Lansing Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 54 min and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to East Lansing bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at East Lansing, MI station.

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East Lansing is 1 h ahead of Milwaukee. It is currently 9:07 PM in Milwaukee and 10:07 PM in East Lansing.

Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to East Lansing is 314 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to drive from Milwaukee to East Lansing.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to East Lansing.
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  • Distance: 175.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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, East Lansing Amtrak, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 6 h 27 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 23 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 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
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
Every 30 minutes
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
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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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Lansing Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in East Lansing. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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