Buses from Grand Rapids to Lansing

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Grand Rapids - Lansing Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Grand Rapids to Lansing. Traveling by bus from Grand Rapids to Lansing usually takes around one hour and 16 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 day4
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Grand Rapids to Lansing

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




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...

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 connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails41h 17m$14.50
  • 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 4 trips each day from Grand Rapids to Lansing, and makes the journey in about 1 hours and 17 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Grand Rapids to Lansing 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Grand Rapids to Lansing?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 16 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.

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

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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Grand Rapids?

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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Grand Rapids to Lansing every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Grand Rapids to Lansing without transferring.

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 six.one.six, 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?

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Main departure station: Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW

Built in 2004, Rapid Central Station is Grand Rapids' main bus station for carriers, including Greyhound and Indian Trails. It is also where virtually all local bus services stop, connecting passengers across Grand Rapids. The station has an expansive lobby, waiting area, vending machines, and an Information Center. There is a bar and coffee shop down the block, and the Amtrak train station is only a 5-minute walk south.

All bus stations in Grand Rapids:

  • Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW

  • Vernon J. Ehlers Station

Where does the bus arrive in Lansing?

Main arrival station: CATA Transportation Center

All buses from Grand Rapids arrive at one main station in Lansing.

All bus stations in Lansing:

  • CATA Transportation Center

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