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East Lansing-Chicago Coach Timetable
East Lansing to Chicago coach - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||6h 20m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by coach from East Lansing to Chicago right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a coach ticket from East Lansing to Chicago?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £23.54 was the low point for coach fares from East Lansing to Chicago. Coaches from Chicago to East Lansing are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £23.54 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £9.48 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the coach ride?
The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 1 minute to cover the 171 miles (276 kilometers) from East Lansing, MI to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?
Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from East Lansing to Chicago for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest coaches leave East Lansing?
The first coach leaves at 15:00 and the last coach leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all coaches from East Lansing to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many coaches are there each day?
There are usually only 2 coaches per day from East Lansing to Chicago. However, neither coach offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer coaches during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from East Lansing to Chicago; ticket prices start at £18.83.
What coach companies travel from East Lansing to Chicago?
There is one coach company that operates from East Lansing to Chicago. Indian Trails is the one coach line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Indian Trails||2||7h 1m||£26.36|
Where does the coach leave from in East Lansing?
Most coaches depart from the main station in East Lansing, Michigan:
- Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E
Where does the coach arrive in Chicago?
These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Chicago, Illinois:
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
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