There are 3 ways to get from South Bend to East Lansing by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Niles Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water

$65 - $116

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to East Lansing 158.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Detroit (DTW) SBN - DTW
  2. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott

$194 - $950

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

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

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The distance between South Bend and East Lansing is 117 miles. The road distance is 158.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to East Lansing without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from South Bend to East Lansing, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from South Bend Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to East Lansing is 158 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from South Bend to East Lansing.

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Delta offers flights from South Bend Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in East Lansing. Prices start at $72 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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  • Distance: 116.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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
Bus operators
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

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