How to travel from East Lansing, MI to Chicago

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from East Lansing, MI to Chicago

You can get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago by train, bus or flight.

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To get from East Lansing, MI to Chicago on Dec 11 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:54AMEast Lansing Station3h51 11:45AMUnion Station
0 transfers
421One-way
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08:54AMEast Lansing Station3h51 11:45AMUnion Station
0 transfers
421One-way
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04:00PMEast Lansing Station7h40 10:40PMUnion Station
1 transfer
621One-way

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Travel Information from East Lansing, MI to Chicago

distanceDistance172 miles (278 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$83 - $901
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $83 (€75) • 3 h 51 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $901 (€813) • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmtrak, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 172 miles (278 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between East Lansing, MI and Chicago. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Amtrak, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from East Lansing, MI to Chicago.

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There are 4 ways to travel between East Lansing, MI and Chicago including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Chicago from East Lansing, MI is by taking a train with an average price of $83 (€75).

This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

Taking a train is usually $14 (€13) less than taking a bus to Chicago, which costs on average $97 (€87) for the same trip.

Taking a train is usually $819 (€738) less than taking a flight to Chicago, which costs on average $901 (€813) for the same trip.

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

There are alternative travel options to Chicago that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 40 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 51 min.

The distance from East Lansing, MI to Chicago is approximately 172 miles (278 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points 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:

    • Amtrak can get you to Chicago by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Amtrak from East Lansing, MI to Chicago for $97 (€87) on Omio.
    • Travel with Alaska Airlines for flights to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alaska Airlines East Lansing, MI to Chicago tickets on Omio for $901 (€813).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak East Lansing, MI to Chicago tickets on Omio for $83 (€75).
    Many of our customers traveling from East Lansing, MI to Chicago don't make Chicago their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Chicago are, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Chicago to any of these top destinations today!

    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:

    • Bus tickets cost $97 (€87) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost on average $901 (€813) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $83 (€75) 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.

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