There are 9 ways to get from Purdue University 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  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$71 - $171

Cheapest option

Bus via Kalamazoo  •  8 h 23 min

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

$68 - $134

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Train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$81 - $198

Bus  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Michigan State University 1482

$87 - $116

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to East Lansing 279.2 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lansing, line 01 bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN
  2. Take the line 01 bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd

$184 - $764

Fly Indianapolis to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 27 min

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

$260 - $462

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids, line 6 bus, bus, line 01 bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) ORD - GRR
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  4. Take the line 01 bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd

$148 - $336

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly to Grand Rapids, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) MDW - GRR
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi

$134 - $449

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to East Lansing is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to East Lansing is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and East Lansing is 204 miles. The road distance is 279.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Purdue University to East Lansing, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and East Lansing, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Purdue University to East Lansing via Lafayette, Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, East Lansing, MI, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 8 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Purdue University to East Lansing via Lafayette Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, East Lansing Amtrak, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 8 h 29 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
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 Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
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 Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
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
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
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
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Capital Area Transportation Authority
Phone
+1 517-394-1100
Website
cata.org
Bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cata.org
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
Rapid Transport
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridetherapid.org

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