There are 6 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi 5515 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Big Rapids, MI 8364

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi 4590
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan 100

$26 - $52

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Big Rapids, MI 8364

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids 186.8 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Saginaw, drive  •  4 h 23 min

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

$186 - $1,122

Fly to Traverse City, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 17 min

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

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

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

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Big Rapids is 212 km. The road distance is 299 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Ann Arbor to Big Rapids, including transfers.

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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 Big Rapids, MI via Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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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 and Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak in around 5 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
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
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
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Big Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Big Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Rapid Transport
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ridetherapid.org

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