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There are 5 ways to get from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from 350 S. Clark Street to 260 Brown

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from 350 S. Clark Street to 260 Brown

3 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

Drive

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University

Line 6 bus, fly, bus

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Division at Library to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  2. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Chicago Midway (MDW)
  3. Take the bus from 350 S. Clark Street to 260 Brown
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The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University. However, there are services departing from Grand Rapids, MI and arriving at 260 Brown via Kalamazoo and 350 S. Clark Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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It is 126 miles from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University. It is approximately 144.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 4m and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University, including transfers.

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Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Grand Rapids, MI station.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University is to bus which takes 7h 36m and costs $18 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Grand Rapids Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University bus services, operated by Valparaiso Transit, arrive at 260 Brown station.

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Map of how to get from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University.
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  • Distance: 126.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 4m

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI, USA and Valparaiso University, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University via Kalamazoo, Chicago, 350 S. Clark Street, and 260 Brown in around 7h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University via Chicago Union Station, Jackson & Chicago River, Michigan & Van Buren/Ida B. Wells, Van Buren St., Dune Park, 1598 1068 W Dunes Hwy, and Laporte & University Dr. in around 8h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
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 Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Bus operators
Valparaiso Transit
Phone
+1 219-462-1161
Website
ci.valparaiso.in.us
Bus from 350 S. Clark Street to 260 Brown
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Schedules at
ci.valparaiso.in.us
V-Line and Transit Connect fares
$1
ChicaGO Dash fares
$8
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.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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Valparaiso University is 1h behind Grand Rapids. It is currently 12:46 PM in Grand Rapids and 11:46 AM in Valparaiso University.

Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University is 144 miles. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Grand Rapids to Valparaiso University.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Grand Rapids Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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