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There are 8 ways to get from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI 1482 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo to Dearborn Wolverine

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Detroit, MI 1482 / ...

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Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to East Lansing
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Dearborn

Bus via Lansing  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to East Lansing, MI 1482
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport 8004 / ...

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn 153.5 miles

Drive to Lansing, fly  •  3h

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Lansing
  2. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Detroit (DTW) LAN - DTW

Line 6 bus to Grand Rapids, fly  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Division at Library to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  2. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Detroit (DTW) GRR - DTW

Bus to Kalamazoo, fly  •  5h 35m

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

Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn by bus and walk

The journey time between Grand Rapids and University of Michigan–Dearborn is around 5h 53m and covers a distance of around 199 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 29 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 28m. Operated by Indian Trails and DDot, the Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn service departs from Grand Rapids, MI and arrives in University of Michigan–Dearborn. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 23m
Layover time:
29 min
Total time:
5h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 28m
Journey distance:
199 miles
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
$26
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:25
Last service departs at:
15:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cost-effective way to get from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn is to drive, which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn. However, there are services departing from Grand Rapids and arriving at Dearborn via East Lansing Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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The distance between Grand Rapids and University of Michigan–Dearborn is 132 miles. The road distance is 153.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 55m and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn, including transfers.

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Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Grand Rapids station.

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The quickest flight from Lansing Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, arrive at Dearborn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn.

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  • Distance: 132.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI, USA and University of Michigan–Dearborn, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Rapids to University of Michigan–Dearborn via East Lansing Amtrak Station and Dearborn in around 4h 59m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lansing to Detroit
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Flights from Grand Rapids to Detroit
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Flights from Kalamazoo to Detroit
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $300
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 Dearborn
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
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
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to East Lansing
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Dearborn
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$11 - $16
Adult
$22 - $35
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
The Rapid
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Division at Library to Kentwood Station - Woodland
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
The Rapid

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