There are 6 ways to get from Detroit to Elkhart by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh 1097 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Elkhart Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...

$43 - $108

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Elkhart, IN Detroit

$29 - $60

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Elkhart 204.4 miles

$20 - $29

Fly to South Bend  •  4 h 19 min

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

$213 - $1,217

Fly to Fort Wayne, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Fort Wayne (FWA) DTW - FWA
  2. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Elkhart, IN

$178 - $811

Fly to Kalamazoo, bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Kalamazoo (AZO) DTW - AZO
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Elkhart, IN

$162 - $378

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Detroit, MI and arriving at Elkhart, IN. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Elkhart is 158 miles. The road distance is 204.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Elkhart without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Detroit to Elkhart, including transfers.

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Detroit to Elkhart bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Detroit, MI station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Elkhart is to bus which takes 5 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 19 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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Detroit to Elkhart bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Elkhart, IN station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Elkhart is 204 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Detroit to Elkhart.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to South Bend Airport.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Elkhart.
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  • Distance: 157.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Elkhart, IN, USA?

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Detroit to Elkhart once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $60 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Detroit to Elkhart 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
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 Toledo Amtrak to Elkhart Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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 Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Elkhart, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $60
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Elkhart, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Elkhart, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Book at
hoosierride.com

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There are 198+ hotels available in Elkhart. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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