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Grand Rapids - Lansing Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Grand Rapids to Lansing. Traveling by bus from Grand Rapids to Lansing usually takes around one hour and 7 minutes, but the fastest Indian Trails bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance59 mi (94 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$14.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Grand Rapids to Lansing

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




October 9, 2022- Vacation

Indian Trails

Pros: Everything it was a Peaceful trip. Cons: Turn the TV's on so we can watch something.



August 15, 2019- Visiting family


Pros: Good trip overall. I was bummed about my ticket back tho. Wanderu didn’t notify me and it was delayed. Also the greyhound booth was closed so no one there could help me. I ended up not being able to catch my greyhound back home to grand rapids. Cons: Notification settings. Tips: Plan adequately and print your tickets or they will not be accepted.

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What bus companies travel from Grand Rapids to Lansing?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Grand Rapids to 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 8m$14.00
  • Book Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Lansing from $14. There are 2 trips per day offered by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Lansing and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Lansing. In Grand Rapids, Indian Trails departs to Lansing from 250 Cesar E Chavez SW . In Lansing, Indian Trails arrives at CATA Transportation Center .

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Lansing takes 1 hours and 8 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Lansing in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 7 minutes to cover the 59 miles from Grand Rapids to Lansing. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Lansing, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Grand Rapids to Lansing, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

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

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.


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Lansing is popularly known as the Heart of Michigan, particularly heartwarming since it's the state capital. As a destination, Lansing stands out for its numerous quaint surroundings, alfresco dining, and lots of entertaining things to do.

Families with kids should check out the Impression 5 Science Center and Michigan Historical Museum. These spots will give your kids both fun and education, as they learn about science and history, respectively.

If you're traveling with a creative group, the recommended spots to visit are the art galleries in the area; these include the Absolute Gallery, Art Path, and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

When you're done sightseeing and are ready to wind down, plan to get some drinks downtown. Lansing's Makers and Shakers Adult Beverage Trail guides you to some of the city's top spots to taste so much more than the local beers. But since that activity is off-limits to kids, families might prefer restaurants like 517 BBQ, American Bistro, and Arcadia Smokehouse.

Lansing is well-connected by plane, train, and bus routes. The nearest airport, Capital Region International Airport, is only a few miles from the city center. Amtrak's Blue Water line stops in Lansing on its way from Chicago to Port Huron. And bus companies including Greyhound, Indian Trails, and Jefferson Lines offer over a hundred routes in and out of Lansing, making your travels a snap.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Grand Rapids?

Main departure station: 250 Cesar E Chavez SW

Most buses depart from the main station in Grand Rapids.

All bus stations in Grand Rapids:

  • 250 Cesar E Chavez SW

Where does the bus arrive in Lansing?

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Main arrival station: CATA Transportation Center

CATA (Capital Area Transportation Authority) Transport Center is a major hub in Lansing. Over 3 million people ride the services each year, including buses to Michigan State University. The center is a large red brick building with a glass atrium, with bus bays outside for the state's operators. Some of the most popular carriers include Greyhound, Amtrak, and Indian Trails, plus CATA's own bus service, to destinations like Grand Rapids, Chicago, Detroit, and smaller towns within Michigan. You can find a kiosk, ticket office, and waiting area inside the atrium. If you want a snack before your trip, there's a bakery with fresh goods just a short walk away, plus fast food chains and some swanky hotels, like the Radisson.

All bus stations in Lansing:

  • CATA Transportation Center

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