There are 7 ways to get from Ohio State University to Michigan State University by bus, 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.

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to East Lansing, Mi

$49 - $115

6 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1096 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Toledo, OH Amtrak to East Lansing, MI - Amtrak 8150 / ...

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Ohio State University to Michigan State University 249.4 miles

$24 - $40

Fly Columbus to Lansing  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Lansing (LAN) CMH - LAN

$169 - $912

Fly Columbus to Detroit, bus  •  5 h 40 min

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

$128 - $693

Bus to Dayton, fly to Detroit, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Detroit (DTW) DAY - DTW
  3. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$192 - $603

Fly Columbus to Grand Rapids, bus  •  8 h 32 min

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

$163 - $844

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The cheapest way to get from Ohio State University to Michigan State University is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ohio State University to Michigan State University is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Ohio State University and Michigan State University is 205 miles. The road distance is 249.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Ohio State University to Michigan State University, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ohio State University to Michigan State University. However, there are services departing from Neil Ave & W 8Th Ave and arriving at East Lansing, Mi via Columbus, Oh, Toledo, Oh and Detroit, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Ohio State University, OH, USA and Michigan State University, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Ohio State University to Michigan State University via Neil Ave & W 8Th Ave, S 3Rd St & E Town St, Columbus, Oh, Toledo, Oh, Detroit, Mi, and East Lansing, Mi in around 8 h 15 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ohio State University to Michigan State University hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dayton to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Grand Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Grand Rapids via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
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 Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Detroit, Mi to East Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
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 Toledo, OH Amtrak to East Lansing, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
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

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