There are 11 ways to get from Washington to East Lansing by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly Reagan Washington to Lansing  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Lansing (LAN) DCA - LAN

$102 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Detroit, Mi 4411 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to East Lansing, Mi 4592 / ...

$79 - $189

9 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Detroit (DTW) DCA - DTW
  2. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$116 - $388

Fly Washington Dulles to Detroit, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Detroit (DTW) IAD - DTW
  2. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$122 - $395

Train to Baltimore, fly to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Detroit (DTW) BWI - DTW
  3. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$139 - $475

Fly Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Grand Rapids (GRR) DCA - GRR
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi

$150 - $787

Train to Baltimore, fly to Grand Rapids, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Grand Rapids (GRR) BWI - GRR
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi

$243 - $984

Train, bus  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to East Lansing, Mi

$111 - $286

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Toledo, OH Amtrak to East Lansing, MI - Amtrak 8150

Train  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$151 - $417

Drive  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Washington to East Lansing 585.2 miles

$55 - $85

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and East Lansing, MI, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Washington to East Lansing every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to East Lansing via Detroit, Mi, East Lansing, Mi, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 19 h 37 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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
Bus operators
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
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 Washington, Dc to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
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
$13 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Washington to East Lansing?

The distance between Washington and East Lansing is 758 km. The road distance is 936 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Washington to East Lansing?

The cheapest way to get from Washington to East Lansing is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Washington to East Lansing?

The quickest way to get from Washington to East Lansing is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $100 - $250.

Is there a direct bus between Washington and East Lansing?

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to East Lansing. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd via Detroit, Mi and NBD Harrison past Service. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Washington to East Lansing?

It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Washington to East Lansing, including transfers.