There are 10 ways to get from Purdue University to Michigan State University 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  •  6 h 58 min

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

$69 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus via Kalamazoo  •  8 h 17 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

$66 - $132

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Train  •  8 h 38 min

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

$79 - $196

Bus  •  13 h 7 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 - $115

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Michigan State University 279.6 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lansing, line 01 bus  •  5 h 48 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 Ave past Division St

$184 - $764

Fly Indianapolis to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 37 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

Bus, train to South Bend, fly to Detroit  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Gary, IN
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to South Bend Airport
  3. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Detroit (DTW) SBN - DTW
  4. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$226 - $992

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Grand Rapids, line 5 bus, bus, line 01 bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) ORD - GRR
  2. Take the line 5 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 Ave past Division St

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly to Grand Rapids, bus  •  7 h 44 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

$130 - $445

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The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Michigan State University is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Michigan State University is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Michigan State University is 204 miles. The road distance is 279.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Michigan State University without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 58 min and costs $65 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Purdue University to Michigan State University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Michigan State University is to bus which takes 8 h 17 min and costs $65 - $140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 8 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lansing Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to Michigan State University is 280 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to drive from Purdue University to Michigan State University.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lansing Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Michigan State University. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Michigan State University.
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  • Distance: 204.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 58 min

What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and Michigan State University, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Michigan State University via Lafayette, Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, and East Lansing, MI in around 8 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Purdue University to Michigan State University via Lafayette Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, and East Lansing Amtrak in around 8 h 38 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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
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
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Once 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
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
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 Ave past Division St
Ave. Duration
19 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
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org

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