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from East Lansing, MI to Chicago

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$189skywest airlines
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$60Amtrak
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Jul 31
$34Amtrak
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$34Amtrak
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$157skywest airlines
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$33Amtrak
$117envoy air
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$34Amtrak
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$34Amtrak
$130envoy air
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Travel Information between East Lansing, MI and Chicago

distanceDistance172 miles (278 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$33 - $127
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $33 (€26) • 3 h 51 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $127 (€101) • 1 h 6 min
carriersPopular travel companiesenvoy air, Greyhound or Amtrak

Travel 172 miles (278 km) by flight, bus or train to Chicago from East Lansing, MI. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 6 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $33 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are envoy air, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from East Lansing, MI to Chicago.

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How do I get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Chicago from East Lansing, MI. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the distance between East Lansing, MI and Chicago?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from East Lansing, MI to Chicago?

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

    Which travel companies can take me from East Lansing, MI to Chicago?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with envoy air to go to Chicago by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find envoy air East Lansing, MI to Chicago tickets on Omio for $127 (€101).
    • Travel with Greyhound to go to Chicago by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Greyhound East Lansing, MI to Chicago tickets on Omio for $36 (€29).
    • Amtrak can take you to Chicago by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from East Lansing, MI to Chicago for $33 (€26).
    Is it possible to travel directly to Chicago from East Lansing, MI?

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

    • You can find direct flights to take to Chicago with skywest airlines or envoy air.
    • You'll find direct train services to Chicago with Amtrak.

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

    What is another destination I should add to my tour from East Lansing, MI to Chicago?
    Your trip from East Lansing, MI to Chicago doesn't have to end in Chicago. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’d like to add New York City, London or Paris to your East Lansing, MI to Chicago tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chicago today!
    How far in advance should I purchase tickets between East Lansing, MI and Chicago online to get the best deals?

    When planning your trip from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets cost $127 (€101) one way on average.
    • Bus tickets are costing on average $36 (€29) one way.
    • Train tickets cost $33 (€26) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from East Lansing, MI to Chicago online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

    How do I get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago the cheapest way?

    The cheapest way to get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $33 (€26) compared to other travel options to Chicago:

    Taking a train is usually $94 (€75) less than taking a flight to Chicago, which costs on average $127 (€101) for the same trip.

    A train is generally $3 (€3) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $36 (€29) from East Lansing, MI to Chicago.

    What is the fastest way to get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago?

    The fastest way to get to Chicago from East Lansing, MI is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 6 min.

    Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

    In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

    In comparison, getting to Chicago by train can take on average 3 h 51 min.