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There are 8 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan 100

Cheapest option

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Big Rapids, MI

$184 - $417

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Train, bus  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan 100

Bus via CATA Trans Center  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan 100

Bus #2  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Jackson, MI
  2. Take the bus from Jackson, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan 100

Drive  •  3h 3m

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids 186.8 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Saginaw, drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Saginaw (MBS) DTW - MBS
  2. Drive from Saginaw to Big Rapids

$186 - $1,122

Fly to Grand Rapids, line 6 bus, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) DTW - GRR
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, Mi and arriving at Cedar & S Michigan via Kalamazoo and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Big Rapids is 133 miles. The road distance is 186.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids without a car is to bus which takes 6h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Big Rapids bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Saginaw Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Ann Arbor to Big Rapids bus services, operated by The Rapid, arrive at Cedar & S Michigan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Big Rapids is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3h 3m to drive from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids.
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  • Distance: 132.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Big Rapids, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids via Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, MI, and Central Station in around 6h 5m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Jackson, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Big Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Saginaw Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Big Rapids. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35m and costs $7 - $11.

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