There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to Detroit 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  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1096 / ...

$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 38 min

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

$173 - $917

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly  •  5 h 39 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 7 min

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

$152 - $324

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from South Bend to Detroit, including transfers.

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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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Delta offers flights from South Bend Airport to Detroit Airport.

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South Bend to Detroit bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Fort & 6Th station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 171.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Fort Wayne to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 Amtrak
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
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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 15 minutes
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
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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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