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East Lansing to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$16.00
Shortest Duration5h 40m
Trips per day20
bus carriers1
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How much does a bus ticket from East Lansing to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from East Lansing to Chicago were $27.00.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from East Lansing to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $3.89 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from East Lansing to Chicago?

The distance between East Lansing and Chicago is approximately 171.44 miles, or 275.83 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 8 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from East Lansing to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from East Lansing to Chicago by bus is usually on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from East Lansing to Chicago?

On average there are 20 scheduled bus trips per day. Indian Trails has the most regularly scheduled departures from East Lansing to Chicago, with an average of 20 trips per day and 410 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from East Lansing to Chicago. Of the 20 trips there are 8 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from East Lansing to Chicago start at $24.00.

1 carriers offer East Lansing to Chicago bus trips

Indian Trails

Book Indian Trails from East Lansing to Chicago from $16.00. There are 20 trips per day offered by Indian Trails from East Lansing to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $29.30 for a Indian Trails ticket to Chicago. In East Lansing, Indian Trails departs to Chicago from Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E, In Chicago, Indian Trails arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Indian Trails from East Lansing to Chicago takes 8 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Chicago in 5 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Indian Trails offers 19 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $29.53 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 44m
Avg. Price
$29.30

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Buses to Chicago depart from one main station in East Lansing:
  • Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E
Buses arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from East Lansing:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave