There are 6 ways to get from South Barrington to East Lansing by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Barrington to Chicago OTC Up-Nw
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$68 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Michigan State University 1482

$64 - $98

4 alternative options

Bus via Kalamazoo  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi 5508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to East Lansing, MI 1482

$83 - $137

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from South Barrington to East Lansing 253.8 miles

$24 - $40

Line 605 bus, fly to Lansing, line 01 bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 605 bus from Pace I-90/Barrington Road Kiss-n-Ride to Rosemont CTA Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN
  3. Take the line 01 bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd

$158 - $745

Line 605 bus, fly to Grand Rapids, line 6 bus, bus, line 01 bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 605 bus from Pace I-90/Barrington Road Kiss-n-Ride to Rosemont CTA Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) ORD - GRR
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
  4. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  5. Take the line 01 bus from CATA Trans Center to EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd

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The distance between South Barrington and East Lansing is 192 miles. The road distance is 253.8 miles.

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The best way to get from South Barrington to East Lansing without a car is to train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from South Barrington to East Lansing, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Barrington to East Lansing is to train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 35 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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East Lansing is 1 h ahead of South Barrington. It is currently 11:47 AM in South Barrington and 12:47 PM in East Lansing.

Yes, the driving distance between South Barrington to East Lansing is 254 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from South Barrington to East Lansing.

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

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  • Distance: 192 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

What companies run services between South Barrington, IL, USA and East Lansing, MI, USA?

You can take a train from South Barrington to East Lansing via Barrington, Chicago OTC, Chicago Union Station, East Lansing Amtrak, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 6 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Barrington to East Lansing via Pace I-90/Barrington Road Kiss-n-Ride, Rosemont CTA Station, Rosemont, Cumberland, Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, East Lansing, MI, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 8 h 35 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
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
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Barrington to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.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.

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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
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 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
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
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Pace I-90/Barrington Road Kiss-n-Ride to Rosemont CTA Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.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
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org

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