There are 7 ways to get from Detroit to Big Rapids by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

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Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$178 - $409

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Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 58 min

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

Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Big Rapids 211.8 miles

$20 - $30

Fly to Saginaw, drive  •  4 h 38 min

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

$180 - $1,114

Fly to Grand Rapids, line 6 bus, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  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

Fly to Lansing, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Lansing (LAN) DTW - LAN
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Big Rapids. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Cedar & S Michigan via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Big Rapids is 156 miles. The road distance is 211.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Big Rapids without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Detroit to Big Rapids, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Saginaw Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Big Rapids is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to drive from Detroit to Big Rapids.

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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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Map of how to get from Detroit to Big Rapids.
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  • Distance: 156.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Detroit to Big Rapids via Grand Rapids, Mi and Central Station in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Lansing
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 Detroit, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Central Station to Cedar & S Michigan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Central Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Big Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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