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

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Recommended option

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

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Detroit, MI 0354

$51 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Detroit 214.4 miles

$21 - $35

Fly  •  3 h 37 min

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

$173 - $917

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 35 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from South Bend to Detroit 4 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between South Bend and Detroit is 274 km. The road distance is 343 km.

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

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

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 7 h 3 min.

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