Ann Arbor to East Lansing bus

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Ann Arbor - East Lansing Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Ann Arbor to East Lansing. Traveling by bus from Ann Arbor to East Lansing usually takes around one hour and 47 minutes, but the fastest Indian Trails bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance49 mi (79 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price$15.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
Bus lines1

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What bus companies travel from Ann Arbor to East Lansing?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ann Arbor to East Lansing. Indian Trails is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails21h 48m$15.00
  • Book Indian Trails from Ann Arbor to East Lansing from $15. There are 2 trips per day offered by Indian Trails from Ann Arbor to East Lansing and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to East Lansing. In Ann Arbor, Indian Trails departs to East Lansing from 331 S 4th Ave . In East Lansing, Indian Trails arrives at 1240 S. Harrison and one other station.

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Ann Arbor to East Lansing takes 1 hours and 48 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to East Lansing in 1 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Indian Trails offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to East Lansing.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 47 minutes to cover the 49 miles from Ann Arbor to East Lansing. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 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.

Because many passengers travel from Ann Arbor to East Lansing at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ann Arbor to East Lansing, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Ann Arbor to East Lansing. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ann Arbor to East Lansing; ticket prices start at $35.00.

City Information

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a quirky city filled with interesting secrets for curious travelers. The first thing to do in Ann Arbor is to check out its crown jewel, the University of Michigan. Boasting as many as 30 libraries and more than 16 museums, the university will fulfill every culturally-inclined traveler’s desires with ease. Nature lovers who enjoy a breath of fresh air should consider hopping on the Huron River Water Trail, which offers plenty of opportunities for paddling. Also don’t miss out on a show at the famous Michigan Theater, which offers retro shows and live acts.

Travelers can enjoy an authentic Ann Arbor culinary experience at Kerrytown, a historic quarter in the city. Located there are the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, as well as Zingerman’s Deli, both of which are local favorites.

The Amtrak station at 325 Depot St serves as the city’s main hub for both bus and train travel. From the station you can catch a bus or train to various cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and beyond. Ann Arbor is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

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 bus leave from in Ann Arbor?

Main departure station: 331 S 4th Ave

Most buses depart from the main station in Ann Arbor.

All bus stations in Ann Arbor:

  • 331 S 4th Ave

Where does the bus arrive in East Lansing?

Main arrival station: 1240 S. Harrison

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

All bus stations in East Lansing:

  • 1240 S. Harrison

  • East Lansing (Michigan Flyer)

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