There are 6 ways to get from Mankato to Grand Rapids by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus, fly to Grand Rapids  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Grand Rapids (GRR) MSP - GRR

$120 - $471

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Bus  •  17h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the bus from St Paul, Mn to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station

$115 - $165

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Bus, fly to Kalamazoo  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Kalamazoo (AZO) MSP - AZO
  3. Take the bus from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station

$149 - $655

Bus, train  •  17h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station

$123 - $179

Bus via Madison  •  20h

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Madison 965
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI

$146 - $194

Drive  •  10h 5m

  1. Drive from Mankato to Grand Rapids 611.1 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Mankato to Grand Rapids is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Mankato to Grand Rapids is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $480 and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mankato to Grand Rapids station. However, there are services departing from Mankato, MN and arriving at Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station via MSP Airport, St Paul, Mn, Chicago, Il and Kalamazoo Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 44m.

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The distance between Mankato and Grand Rapids is 428 miles. The road distance is 611.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Mankato to Grand Rapids without a car is to bus and train which takes 17h 3m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Mankato to Grand Rapids, including transfers.

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Mankato to Grand Rapids bus services, operated by Land to Air Express, depart from Mankato, MN station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Grand Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 18m.

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Mankato to Grand Rapids bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station.

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What companies run services between Mankato, MN, USA and Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Mankato to Grand Rapids via MSP Airport, MSP Airport, St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN, St Paul, Mn, Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, and Kalamazoo Amtrak Station in around 17h 44m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Minneapolis to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
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 St Paul, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Grand Rapids is 1h ahead of Mankato. It is currently 7:48 PM in Mankato and 8:48 PM in Grand Rapids.

Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to Grand Rapids is 611 miles. It takes approximately 10h 5m to drive from Mankato to Grand Rapids.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Grand Rapids Airport.

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