Compare train tickets from Grand Rapids to East Lansing
Grand Rapids-East Lansing Train Schedule
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Grand Rapids to East Lansing right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
What is the price of a train ticket from Grand Rapids to East Lansing?
In the last month, $52.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Grand Rapids, MI to East Lansing, MI. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $13.00 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Grand Rapids to East Lansing?
The distance between Grand Rapids and East Lansing is approximately 62 miles, or 100 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 55 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains 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 train 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Grand Rapids to East Lansing are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Grand Rapids at 6:00am and arrives in East Lansing around 14 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Grand Rapids to East Lansing?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from East Lansing to Grand Rapids. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Grand Rapids to East Lansing for $14.00.
Which train should you take from Grand Rapids to East Lansing?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Grand Rapids, Michigan to East Lansing, Michigan. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
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Where is the train station in Grand Rapids?
There is one train station in Grand Rapids:
- 440 Century Ave SW
Where is the train station in East Lansing?
East Lansing has one train station:
- Train Station - 1240 S Harrison Rd E
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