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There are 4 ways to get from Ann Arbor to South Bend by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Niles Amtrak Wolverine

$66 - $123

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to South Bend, IN Detroit

$36 - $69

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to South Bend 177.5 miles

$17 - $26

Fly  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to South Bend (SBN) DTW - SBN

$218 - $1,225

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to South Bend is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to South Bend is to train which costs $65 - $130 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to South Bend. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, MI and arriving at Notre Dame via South Bend, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and South Bend is 136 miles. The road distance is 177.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Ann Arbor to South Bend, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to South Bend bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Ann Arbor, MI station.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to South Bend is to train which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $65 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 5 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $1,300 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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

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Ann Arbor to South Bend bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at South Bend, IN station.

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  • Distance: 136 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and South Bend, IN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Ann Arbor to South Bend twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Ann Arbor to South Bend once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Niles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to South Bend is 178 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Ann Arbor to South Bend.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 203+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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

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