There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to Bay City by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Niles Amtrak to Flint Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from Flint to Bay City 1492 Detroit to Bay City / ...

$78 - $184

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Bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City

$64 - $118

4 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Battle Creek, MI Indianopolis
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Battle Creek to Bay City 8150

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Bay City 251.3 miles

$24 - $40

Fly from South Bend  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Saginaw (MBS) SBN - MBS

$275 - $1,444

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 18 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

$155 - $378

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Bay City. However, there are services departing from Notre Dame and arriving at Bay City via South Bend, IN and Battle Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 33 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Bay City is 179 miles. The road distance is 251.3 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Bay City without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from South Bend to Bay City, including transfers.

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South Bend to Bay 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 to Bay City is to bus which takes 7 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Saginaw Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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South Bend to Bay City bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bay City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Bay City is 251 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to drive from South Bend to Bay City.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from South Bend Airport to Saginaw Airport.

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  • Distance: 179.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from South Bend to Bay City via South Bend, In, Toledo, Oh, Detroit, Mi, and Detroit, MI in around 7 h 32 min. Alternatively, Delta and United Airlines fly from South Bend to Bay City every 2 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Saginaw via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Saginaw via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
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 Flint Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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 Flint to Bay City
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flint to Bay City
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Battle Creek to Bay City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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 South Bend, In to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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There are 31+ hotels available in Bay City. Prices start at $50 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 .

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