Chicago to East Lansing, MI train

Cheap train tickets from Chicago to East Lansing, MI

Showing times and prices for Dec 01

Cheapest

31

Average

81

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Chicago to East Lansing, MI is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
04:00PMUnion Station3h55 08:55PMEast Lansing Station
0 transfers
311One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:30PMUnion Station11h35 10:05AMEast Lansing Station
1 transfer
1061One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:30PMUnion Station11h35 10:05AMEast Lansing Station
1 transfer
1061One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to East Lansing, MI

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04:00PMUnion Station3h55 08:55PMEast Lansing Station
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09:30PMUnion Station11h35 10:05AMEast Lansing Station
1 transfer
09:30PMUnion Station11h35 10:05AMEast Lansing Station
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Chicago to East Lansing, MI

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Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m

Average

9 h 1 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

278 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Chicago for East Lansing, MI every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
04:00PMUnion Station3h55 08:55PMEast Lansing Station
0 transfers
311One-way
2nd Fastest
09:30PMUnion Station11h35 10:05AMEast Lansing Station
1 transfer
1061One-way
2nd Fastest
09:30PMUnion Station11h35 10:05AMEast Lansing Station
1 transfer
1061One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to East Lansing, MI

distanceDistance172 miles (278 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€36)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to East Lansing, MI cover the 172 miles (278 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $34 (€31), but the average price of train tickets is $40 (€36).

Train providers: Amtrak from Chicago to East Lansing, MI trains

Amtrak trains will get you from Chicago to East Lansing, MI from $34 (€31). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey to East Lansing, MI from Chicago.

  • Average Price: $34

Trains from Chicago to East Lansing

East Lansing is a city in the US state of Michigan directly east of Lansing, and it is the state capital. The city is approximately 230 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Chicago, Illinois. Passengers can travel between the two cities by train journeys offered by Amtrak Train Company. This company offers three daily trains to East Lansing from Chicago with the earliest departing at around 7:30 a.m. and the latest at around 10:00 p.m. While the frequency of the trains from Chicago to East Lansing operated by Amtrak is three a day, passengers are almost guaranteed to find a train that suits them as the trains are not always booked to capacity. Due to the relatively long distance between the two cities, an Amtrak train from Chicago to East Lansing takes an average of 4 hours 30 minutes to reach its destination.

Which train companies travel from Chicago to East Lansing?

Currently, the dominant train company operating between Chicago and East Lansing is Amtrak. This company has been in the business since 1970 hence acquiring vast experience on customer satisfaction. A train from Chicago to East Lansing operated by Amtrak has all the necessities to keep passengers satisfied. The company operates three trains from Chicago to East Lansing daily, thus giving passengers the flexibility of choosing which route to go for. Passengers can travel from Chicago to East Lansing via the morning, afternoon, or evening service. A journey by train from Chicago to East Lansing is considered long haul, despite being doable in a morning or afternoon, thus Amtrak provides complementary services such as onboard dining and WiFi services for the convenience of passengers. This means all travelers are left to do is to sit, chill, and let the gorgeous scenery pass them by without worrying about traffic or dangerous drivers.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to East Lansing?

The distance between Chicago and East Lansing is approximately 230 miles (48 kilometers). This distance is relatively far and it takes an Amtrak train from Chicago to East Lansing an average of 4 hours 30 minutes to reach its destination. The fastest Amtrak train from Chicago to East Lansing can take around 3 hours 30 minutes while the slowest one around 5 hours 40 minutes. When traveling by road, passengers take almost the same time as when traveling by train from Chicago to East Lansing. This aspect makes the journey by train from Chicago to East Lansing both economical and convenient. Road transport is also characterized by such aspects as traffic congestion and more emissions, whereas due to the complementary services and picturesque scenes on board a train from Chicago to East Lansing, passengers will not mind the journey between the two cities.

How many trains are there from Chicago to East Lansing?

Since Amtrak is the only train company offering train services between Chicago and East Lansing at the moment, train journeys between the two cities are limited to three trains daily. Since the train capacity is way more than that of a bus, three trains a day are able to satisfy the demand of passengers between the two cities. Passengers have the flexibility of deciding whether to travel in the morning, afternoon or evening by train from Chicago to East Lansing.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains to East Lansing from Chicago?

Departure station: All trains depart from Chicago, IL from Union Station (CHI). Chicago, IL city center is located exactly 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) from this station. Passengers can walk from the city center to the train station in about eight minutes, however, passengers who prefer not to walk can access the train station from the city center by taxi or by riding a bicycle. It takes about three minutes from the city center to access the train station by taxi. Cyclists will take about five minutes. Due to the station's proximity to the city center, public transport means such as buses or trains are not available. Facilities in this station include a waiting room, ATM, payphones, restrooms, vending machines, and Amtrak WiFi.

Arrival station: Trains from Chicago to East Lansing terminate at East Lansing, MI (LNS). This station is located 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) from the city center. Passengers take about five minutes from the train station to the city center by taxi. Public transport is not available owing to the proximity of the train station to the city center. East Lansing, MI (LNS) train station is built with a waiting room. Other facilities present in the station include restrooms, Quik-Trak kiosks, and vending machines. ATMs and WiFi are not available at this station. Unaccompanied children are also not allowed to travel from this station.

Travel Tips: Trains from Chicago to East Lansing, MI

Travel Tips: Travel by train to East Lansing, MI easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to East Lansing, MI.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Chicago to East Lansing, MI to cost as little as $34 (€31)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Chicago to East Lansing, MI train price to come in at an average of $40 (€36)  one way.
The Chicago to East Lansing, MI train distance is approximately 172 miles (278 km).
While the time it takes to travel 172 miles (278 km) to East Lansing, MI from Chicago can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Chicago to East Lansing, MI train journey time is on average 3 h 55 min.
Take the Chicago to East Lansing, MI train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to East Lansing, MI from Chicago as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can find a direct train between Chicago and East Lansing, MI with Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
The earliest train departing from Chicago to East Lansing, MI leaves at 9: 00 PM. The last train departing from Chicago to East Lansing, MI leaves at 9: 00 PM. You can find the latest Chicago to East Lansing, MI train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Chicago to East Lansing, MI is on average $40 (€36) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Chicago and East Lansing, MI available a few months in advance.

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