There are 4 ways to get from South Bend to East Lansing 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Blue Water

$65 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. 0354
  2. 1482

$47 - $63

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. 158.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. SBN - DTW

$194 - $950

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

Amtrak operates a train from South Bend to East Lansing once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to East Lansing via South Bend, IN, South Bend, IN, Kalamazoo, MI, and Kalamazoo in around 7 h 38 min.

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 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
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Michigan State University
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between South Bend and East Lansing is 187 km. The road distance is 253 km.

The cheapest way to get from South Bend to East Lansing is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from South Bend to East Lansing is to drive which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $15 - $23.

No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to East Lansing. However, there are services departing from Notre Dame and arriving at Michigan State University via South Bend, IN and Kalamazoo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from South Bend to East Lansing, including transfers.