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Buses from East Lansing to Grand Rapids

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from East Lansing to Grand Rapids. Traveling by bus from East Lansing to Grand Rapids usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Indian Trails bus can make the trip in just one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance62 mi (100 km)
Shortest duration1h 35m
Cheapest price€13.33
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from East Lansing to Grand Rapids

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




5 July 2019- Solo travel


Pros: Fast and not expensive. Cons: Bus was not clean at all!! And it smelled like a toilet!

Pros: Fast and not expensive. Cons: Bus was not clean at all!! And it smelled like a toilet!

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What bus companies travel from East Lansing to Grand Rapids?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from East Lansing to Grand Rapids. Indian Trails is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails51h 47m€13.57
  • Indian Trails

    Indian Trails

    Indian Trails was established in 1910 to provide intercity bus service in the Midwest, and today is one of the most essential ground travel operators in the region. Indian Trails’ modern fleet consists of well-maintained buses with near-zero emissions. Passengers are treated to comfortable seats with footrests, free WiFi, USB outlets, and individual air conditioning controls. The carrier operates 5 trips each day from East Lansing to Grand Rapids, and makes the journey in about 1 hours and 47 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from East Lansing to Grand Rapids during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 46 minutes to cover the 100 kilometers from East Lansing to Grand Rapids. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 35 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from East Lansing to Grand Rapids 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Grand Rapids, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave East Lansing?

The first bus leaves at 13:00 and the last bus leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all buses from East Lansing to Grand Rapids, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Grand Rapids are there per day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from East Lansing to Grand Rapids every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from East Lansing to Grand Rapids; ticket prices start at €61.90.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in East Lansing?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in East Lansing.

All bus stations in East Lansing:

  • Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E

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