How to travel from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL

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Travel Information to Chicago, IL from East Lansing, MI

distanceDistance172 miles (278 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$32 - $96
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€28) • 4 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $96 (€83) • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, piedmont airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 172 miles (278 km) from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, piedmont airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL.

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from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL

How to get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Amtrak
01:00PM10h50
East Lansing Station, East Lansing, MI
10:50PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$731One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Amtrak
01:00PM10h50
East Lansing Station, East Lansing, MI
10:50PMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$731One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
American Airlines
05:17PM1h21
Detroit Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
05:38PMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$4151One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
08:54AM3h51
East Lansing Station, East Lansing, MI
11:45AMUnion Station, Chicago, IL
$1121One-way
0 transfers
United
06:20PM1h22
Detroit Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
06:42PMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$4151One-way
0 transfers
American Airlines
08:18AM4h59
Detroit Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
12:17PMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$4271One-way
1 transfer
American Airlines
07:14AM6h19
Detroit Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
12:33PMO'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
$4271One-way
1 transfer

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    FAQs: Travel from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL

    FAQs: Travel to Chicago, IL 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 East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL.
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    There are 3 ways to get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL: bus, train or flight.

    The cheapest way to get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $32 (€28) compared to other travel options to Chicago, IL:

    A bus is $64 (€55) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL costing on average $96 (€83).

    A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train with an average ticket price of $34 (€29) from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL.

    The fastest way from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 9 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Chicago, IL that take longer:

    Getting to Chicago, IL by bus takes 4 h 55 min on average.

    Taking a train requires on average 3 h 51 min of travel time.

    Chicago, IL is approximately 172 miles (278 km) away from East Lansing, MI.

    The average frequency per day from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL is:

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL as scheduled services by bus, train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL:

        The following travel companies offer services from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL:

        • Greyhound or OurBus can take you to Chicago, IL by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Greyhound from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL for $32 (€28).
        • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Chicago, IL. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL tickets on Omio for $34 (€29).

        Yes, there are direct services available from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL with the following travel companies:

        • Take a direct bus with.
        • Take a direct flight with.
        • Take a direct train with.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago, IL as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between East Lansing, MI and Chicago, IL.

        Omio customers who travel from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL often also extend their vacation to go to San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chicago, IL and these popular destinations at a great price.

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