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There are 5 ways to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from South Bend  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Traverse City (TVC) SBN - TVC

$284 - $1,444

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Kalamazoo, MI
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI

$54 - $114

3 alternative options

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC

$181 - $657

Train, bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Niles Amtrak Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI

$97 - $184

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City 255.5 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City is to fly which costs $280 - $1,500 and takes 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Traverse City, MI via Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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The distance between South Bend Airport (SBN) and Traverse City is 216 miles. The road distance is 255.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 40m and costs $95 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City, including transfers.

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South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from South Bend, IN station.

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The best way to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City is to fly which takes 3h 19m and costs $280 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $120 and takes 8h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Traverse City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 12m and has one stopover.

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South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Traverse City, MI station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City.
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  • Distance: 215.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between South Bend Airport (SBN), USA and Traverse City, MI, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City via Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to Traverse City via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to Traverse City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
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 Niles Amtrak Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
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 South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City is 255 miles. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from South Bend Airport (SBN) to Traverse City.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from South Bend Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Traverse City. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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