There are 10 ways to get from West Lafayette to East Lansing 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  6 h 47 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

$62 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus via Kalamazoo  •  7 h 58 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

$59 - $119

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Train  •  8 h 22 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

$74 - $183

Bus  •  8 h 32 min

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

$62 - $89

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to East Lansing 278.1 miles

$27 - $40

Shuttle to Indianapolis, fly to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  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, line 01 bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  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

$144 - $750

Bus, train to South Bend, fly to Detroit  •  7 h 54 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

$217 - $978

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Grand Rapids, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) ORD - GRR
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi

$104 - $318

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly to Grand Rapids, bus  •  7 h 34 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

$121 - $430

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to East Lansing. However, there are services departing from Lafayette and arriving at EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd via Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo and NBD Harrison past Service. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

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The distance between West Lafayette and East Lansing is 204 miles. The road distance is 278.1 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to East Lansing without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from West Lafayette to East Lansing, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to East Lansing bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Lafayette station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to East Lansing is to bus which takes 7 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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West Lafayette to East Lansing bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at East Lansing, MI station.

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to East Lansing is 278 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to drive from West Lafayette to East Lansing.

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

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to East Lansing.
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  • Distance: 204.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and East Lansing, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to East Lansing via Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, East Lansing, MI, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 7 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to East Lansing via Chicago Union Station, East Lansing Amtrak, and NBD Harrison past Service in around 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
49 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
55 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.

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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
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.

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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
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 Gary, IN to Lansing
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $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
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
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
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.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

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