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There are 5 ways to get from Big Rapids to Albion by bus, train or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Cedar & S Michigan to Rapid Central Station
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
  3. Take the train from Kalamazoo to Albion

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cedar & S Michigan to Rapid Central Station
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
  3. Take the bus from Kalamazoo Transit Center to Albion Amtrak Station

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, train

  1. Take the bus from Cedar & S Michigan to Rapid Central Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Kalamazoo to Albion

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Take the bus from Cedar & S Michigan to Rapid Central Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Kalamazoo Transit Center to Albion Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Big Rapids to Albion

Big Rapids to Albion by bus and train

The journey time between Big Rapids and Albion is around 7h 37m and covers a distance of around 156 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 11m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 37m. Operated by The Rapid, Indian Trails and Amtrak, the Big Rapids to Albion service departs from Cedar & S Michigan and arrives in Albion. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 26m
Layover time:
4h 11m
Total time:
7h 37m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 37m
Journey distance:
156 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$34
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:25
Last service departs at:
14:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Big Rapids to Albion bus and train schedules

Big Rapids → Albion
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Albion is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Albion is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Albion is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Big Rapids to Albion is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Big Rapids to Albion is to drive which takes 2h 34m and costs $15 - $22.

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No, there is no direct bus from Big Rapids to Albion station. However, there are services departing from Cedar & S Michigan and arriving at Albion Amtrak Station via Grand Rapids, MI and Kalamazoo Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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The distance between Big Rapids and Albion is 108 miles. The road distance is 154.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Big Rapids to Albion without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 17m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Big Rapids to Albion, including transfers.

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Big Rapids to Albion bus services, operated by The Rapid, depart from Cedar & S Michigan station.

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Big Rapids to Albion bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Albion Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Big Rapids to Albion is 155 miles. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Big Rapids to Albion.

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

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Map of how to get from Big Rapids to Albion.
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  • Distance: 107.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

You can take a bus from Big Rapids to Albion via Rapid Central Station, Grand Rapids, MI, and Kalamazoo Transit Center in around 5h 32m.

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kalamazoo to Albion
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
The Rapid
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Cedar & S Michigan to Rapid Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Website
The Rapid
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Kalamazoo Transit Center to Albion Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$12 - $17
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com

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