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There are 4 ways to get from Grand Rapids to Pontiac by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to East Lansing, Mi 4593 / ...
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Pontiac, MI 1493

$26 - $49

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Amtrak Thruway, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI 8465
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Pontiac Amtrak Station Wolverine

$35 - $90

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Pontiac 147.8 miles

$14 - $21

Fly, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Detroit (DTW) GRR - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Outer Drive & Michigan to Huron & Perry

$122 - $434

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to Pontiac is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids to Pontiac is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Rapids to Pontiac. However, there are services departing from Grand Rapids, Mi and arriving at Pontiac, MI via East Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Grand Rapids and Pontiac is 123 miles. The road distance is 147.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to Pontiac without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $25 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Grand Rapids to Pontiac, including transfers.

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Grand Rapids to Pontiac bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Grand Rapids, Mi station.

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The quickest flight from Grand Rapids Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Grand Rapids to Pontiac bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Pontiac, MI station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to Pontiac is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Grand Rapids to Pontiac.

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  • Distance: 123.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, MI, USA and Pontiac, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Rapids to Pontiac via East Lansing, Mi and East Lansing, MI in around 4 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Pontiac Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
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 Grand Rapids, Mi to East Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Pontiac, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Outer Drive & Michigan to Huron & Perry
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org

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Delta offers flights from Grand Rapids Airport to Detroit Airport.

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