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

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Train, bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1090 / ...

$48 - $109

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Detroit, MI Indianopolis

$51 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Detroit 214.4 miles

$21 - $35

Fly from South Bend  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Detroit (DTW) SBN - DTW

$173 - $917

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Ft Wayne, IN
  2. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Detroit (DTW) FWA - DTW

$194 - $966

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW

$152 - $324

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Detroit is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Detroit is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Notre Dame and arriving at Detroit, MI via South Bend, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 48 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Detroit is 171 miles. The road distance is 214.4 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Detroit without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from South Bend to Detroit, including transfers.

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South Bend to Detroit 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 Detroit is to bus which takes 6 h 48 min and costs $50 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $950 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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South Bend to Detroit bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Detroit, MI station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 171.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from South Bend to Detroit once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from South Bend to Detroit 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Fort Wayne to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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
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 Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Ft Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Detroit is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from South Bend to Detroit.

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Delta offers flights from South Bend Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $64 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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