Grand Rapids to East Lansing coach

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Grand Rapids - East Lansing Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity coaches per day from Grand Rapids to East Lansing. Traveling by coach from Grand Rapids to East Lansing usually takes around one hour and 30 minutes, but the fastest Indian Trails coach can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance62 mi (100 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price£11.91
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
Coach lines1

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Grand Rapids to East Lansing

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)




15 April 2024- Visiting family

Indian Trails

Pros: It was on time. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.



31 October 2019- Visiting friends

Indian Trails

Pros: Lov. Cons: Love the last night schedule to Lansing and that there were earlier departures if necessary. Tips: Great experience and value..

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What coach companies travel from Grand Rapids to East Lansing?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Grand Rapids to East Lansing. Indian Trails connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails41h 30m£11.91
  • Book Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to East Lansing from £12. There are 4 Indian Trails schedules from Grand Rapids to East Lansing and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to East Lansing. In Grand Rapids, Indian Trails departs to East Lansing from 250 Cesar E Chavez SW and no other station. In East Lansing, Indian Trails arrives at East Lansing (Michigan Flyer) and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to East Lansing takes 1 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to East Lansing in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Indian Trails offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to East Lansing.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of one hour and 30 minutes to cover the 62 miles from Grand Rapids to East Lansing. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travelers prefer riding the coach on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in East Lansing. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

The first coach leaves at 12:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from Grand Rapids to East Lansing, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Grand Rapids to East Lansing every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Grand Rapids to East Lansing; ticket prices start at £15.08.

City Information

Grand Rapids

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Blessed with unspoiled nature and a blossoming art scene, Grand Rapids is the perfect destination to enjoy a quick weekend getaway. To fully enjoy the vast swath of rolling hills and orchards the city has to offer, head towards Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, where you can pick apples like a local and enjoy delicious regional wines. This location also features apple products such as apple ciders and apple pies, making it a true haven for foodies. If you wish to explore the historical values and heritage of the city, check out the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, which features plenty of memorabilia of the former president. For even more local produce, head to the Downtown Market.

Due to its proximity to nature, Grand Rapids offers the freshest local home-cooked dishes. Some notable local favorites include The Sovengard, which makes Scandinavian dishes using local ingredients, and, an upscale establishment that offers French-inspired dishes similarly featuring local produce.

Grand Rapids includes bus and train service throughout the Midwest and beyond. The nearest airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, located 9.4 miles from the city center.

East Lansing

East Lansing, a city shockingly located just east of Lansing, is primarily known as the home of Michigan State University. In fact, around half of its population is composed of students, and some of the city's most visited attractions are situated on the college campus. Among them are the historic W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the 104-foot-tall Beaumont Tower, the contemporary Broad Art Museum, and the renowned Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Aside from its vibrant college life, East Lansing is also known for its yearly events, such as The East Lansing Film Festival, the largest of its kind in the entire state.

Lake Lansing is a go-to for swimming, fishing, or just getting some fresh air, but you'll also find parks and golf courses all around the city. The tree-lined Grand River Avenue divides the MSU campus from the rest of the city; find some of the city's best shopping and dining in the Grand River area, including HopCat, Beggar's Banquet, and Barrio East Lansing.

Public transit buses connect East Lansing to the closest airport, the Capital Region International Airport. However, it's also easy to take an intercity bus to nearby travel hubs, Detroit and Chicago, by booking a ticket with Greyhound, Indian Trails, or Jefferson Lines. East Lansing is a stop on Amtrak's Blue Water line, which makes train travel in and out of the city a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Grand Rapids?

Main departure station: 250 Cesar E Chavez SW

Most coaches depart from the main station in Grand Rapids.

All coach stations in Grand Rapids:

  • 250 Cesar E Chavez SW

Where does the coach arrive in East Lansing?

Main arrival station: East Lansing (Michigan Flyer)

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in East Lansing.

Coach stations in East Lansing:

  • East Lansing (Michigan Flyer)

  • 1240 S. Harrison

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