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There are 5 ways to get from Michigan to Michigan City by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train via Kalamazoo  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi 5515 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Michigan City Amtrak Wolverine

$47 - $83

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Bus, train  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to South Bend, IN Detroit
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to 11th St. Ssl

$39 - $72

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Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Detroit to Michigan City 227.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Detroit to South Bend, train  •  3h 6m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to South Bend (SBN) DTW - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.

$248 - $1,257

Fly Lansing to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) LAN - ORD
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to 11th St.

$152 - $740

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The cheapest way to get from Michigan to Michigan City is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan to Michigan City is to fly and train which costs $240 - $1,300 and takes 3h 6m.

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The distance between Michigan and Michigan City is 175 miles. The road distance is 227.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Michigan to Michigan City without a car is to bus and train via Kalamazoo which takes 4h 51m and costs $45 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Michigan to Michigan City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to South Bend Airport is the direct flight which takes 58m.

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Michigan City is 1h behind Michigan. It is currently 4:44 PM in Michigan and 3:44 PM in Michigan City.

Yes, the driving distance between Michigan to Michigan City is 227 miles. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Michigan to Michigan City.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to South Bend Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Michigan City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Michigan to Michigan City.
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  • Distance: 174.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

What companies run services between Michigan, USA and Michigan City, IN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Detroit to Michigan City. However, you can take the bus to Kalamazoo, Mi, take the walk to Kalamazoo Amtrak Station, then take the train to Michigan City Amtrak. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Detroit to Michigan City via South Bend, IN and South Bend Airport in around 8h 7m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lansing to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
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 Michigan City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Millennium Station to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
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 Detroit, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$40 - $55
Online Fare
$16 - $23
Advanced Purchase
$22 - $35
Standard Fare
$29 - $33
Refundable
$37 - $40
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to South Bend, IN
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
hoosierride.com

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The best way to get from Michigan to Detroit Airport is to taxi which takes 17m and costs $40 - $50.

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