There are 8 ways to get from Mankato to Grand Rapids by bus, plane, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, fly to Grand Rapids  •  5 h 52 min

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

$166 - $1,137

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  15 h 40 min

  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 to Grand Rapids, MI

$97 - $255

6 alternative options

Bus, fly to Lansing  •  6 h 55 min

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

$180 - $528

Bus, fly to Kalamazoo, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 31 min

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

Bus, fly to Flint  •  8 h 49 min

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

$186 - $524

Bus, train  •  16 h 22 min

  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 Amtrak

$128 - $315

Bus via Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St  •  19 h 53 min

  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 & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI

$141 - $202

Drive  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Mankato to Grand Rapids 611.1 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mankato to Grand Rapids. However, there are services departing from Mankato, MN and arriving at Grand Rapids, MI via Glumack Dr & Terminal 1/Lindbergh Upper, St Paul, Mn, Chicago, Il and Kalamazoo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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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 which takes 15 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min 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 1 h 21 min.

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

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Grand Rapids is 1 h ahead of Mankato. It is currently 2:55 PM in Mankato and 3:55 PM in Grand Rapids.

Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to Grand Rapids is 611 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 14 min to drive from Mankato to Grand Rapids.

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

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  • Distance: 428 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

You can take a bus from Mankato to Grand Rapids via MSP Airport, Glumack Dr & Terminal 1/Lindbergh Upper, Union Depot Station & Terminal, St Paul, Mn, Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, and Kalamazoo in around 15 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,300
Flights from Minneapolis to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.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 Lansing, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from St Paul, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Flint Airport to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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