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There are 4 ways to get from South Bend to Alma by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Niles Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Alma College Bookstore E Lansing

$74 - $129

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Alma 207.1 miles

$20 - $30

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Saginaw, taxi  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Saginaw (MBS) ORD - MBS
  3. Take a taxi from Saginaw to Alma

$176 - $409

Fly South Bend to Detroit, bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Detroit (DTW) SBN - DTW
  2. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
  3. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to Alma College Bookstore

$206 - $966

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Alma is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Alma is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Alma is 143 miles. The road distance is 207.1 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Alma without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from South Bend to Alma, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Saginaw Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Alma is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from South Bend to Alma.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Saginaw Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Alma. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $10 - $15.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Alma.
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  • Distance: 143.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Alma, MI, USA?

There is no direct connection from South Bend to Alma. However, you can take the taxi to Niles Amtrak, take the train to East Lansing Amtrak, take the walk to East Lansing, MI, then take the bus to Alma College Bookstore. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Alma.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Niles Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $230
Train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Alma College Bookstore
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to Alma College Bookstore
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Other operators
Taxi from Saginaw to Alma
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
A Greater Bay Cab Co
Phone
+1 989-894-1118
Tri-City Taxi
Phone
+1 989-684-5960

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