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There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to Michigan State University by bus, train, car, shuttle 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, train  •  6h 57m

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

$69 - $169

7 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Gary, IN Louisville / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Lansing 1482

$71 - $103

Train  •  8h 38m

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

$79 - $196

Bus via Chicago O'Hare International  •  13h 6m

  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  •  4h 39m

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

$27 - $40

Shuttle to Indianapolis, fly to Detroit, bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Detroit (DTW) IND - DTW
  3. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$260 - $462

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Lansing  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN

$155 - $744

Bus, train to South Bend, fly to Detroit  •  8h 58m

  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

Questions & Answers

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

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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 4h 39m.

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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 6h 57m and costs $65 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m 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 8h 35m and costs $70 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 8h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Michigan State University. Prices start at $65 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: 6h 57m

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, IN, Gary, IN, CATA Trans Center, and EBD Gr. River Ave past Division St in around 8h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Purdue University to Michigan State University via Lafayette Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station, and East Lansing Amtrak Station in around 8h 38m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
58m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
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 Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
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
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Lansing
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Michigan State University
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
4h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com

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