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

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Train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Flint Amtrak to Niles Amtrak Blue Water

$151 - $231

3 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Saginaw to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, MI to South Bend, IN Detroit

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Frankenmuth to South Bend 233.9 miles

$22 - $35

Fly  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Saginaw (MBS) to South Bend (SBN) MBS - SBN

$231 - $1,163

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The distance between Frankenmuth and South Bend is 172 miles. The road distance is 233.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Frankenmuth to South Bend without a car is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Frankenmuth to South Bend, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankenmuth to South Bend is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails and bus, which costs and takes 8 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Saginaw Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankenmuth to South Bend is 234 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Frankenmuth to South Bend.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Saginaw Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 215+ hotels available in South Bend. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankenmuth to Saginaw Airport is to taxi which takes 44 min and costs .

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  • Distance: 172.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Frankenmuth to South Bend once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankenmuth to South Bend via Saginaw, Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak, Kalamazoo, MI, South Bend, IN, and South Bend, IN in around 8 h 54 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Saginaw to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Saginaw to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Saginaw to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 Flint Amtrak to Niles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Saginaw to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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