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

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 31 min

  1. Take the train from Niles Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Mt. Pleasant CMU Event Center E Lansing

$76 - $132

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Central Michigan University 223.9 miles

$21 - $35

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Saginaw, taxi  •  5 h 53 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 Central Michigan University

$190 - $448

Fly South Bend to Detroit, bus  •  8 h 6 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 Mt. Pleasant CMU Event Center

$209 - $969

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Bend and Central Michigan University is 153 miles. The road distance is 223.9 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Central Michigan University without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from South Bend to Central Michigan University, 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 Central Michigan University is 224 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from South Bend to Central Michigan University.

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

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There are 14+ hotels available in Central Michigan University. Prices start at $67 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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Map of how to get from South Bend to Central Michigan University.
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  • Distance: 152.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Central Michigan University, MI, USA?

There is no direct connection from South Bend to Central Michigan University. However, you can take the taxi to Niles Amtrak, take the train to East Lansing Amtrak, take the walk to East Lansing, MI, take the bus to Mt. Pleasant CMU Event Center, then take the walk to Central Michigan University. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Central Michigan University.

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 10 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
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Mt. Pleasant CMU Event Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to Mt. Pleasant CMU Event Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Other operators
Taxi from Saginaw to Central Michigan University
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
A Greater Bay Cab Co
Phone
+1 989-894-1118
Tri-City Taxi
Phone
+1 989-684-5960

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